A North East school has announced that it has been forced to close over a malfunctioning fire alarm. 

Laurence Jackson Secondary School in Guisborough revealed that it would be closing on Monday (November 6) -  due to safety concerns for its pupils.

No pupil will be able to be in school on Monday - but the Guisborough-based school has said that if pupils have already set off, the bus operators have been instructed to drop students off again. 

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A spokesperson for Laurence Jackson Secondary School said: "Due to a malfunctioning fire alarm, we need to close the school building today Monday (November 6).

"We have been working with engineers since 6am to resolve this issue but we cannot open due to health and safety concerns.

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"Bus students should come to school as normal if they have set off already, the bus company will be able to drop students back off at their usual stops."

In addition, the school has said that any students already on route who cannot return home should go to the sports hall and will be supervised until arrangements can be made for them to return home.

They also highlighted that all teachers will set work for students using the ClassCharts home learning function for the timetabled lessons that students would have on a closure day.