PUPILS have been told to learn from home tomorrow after 'unauthorised visitors' on the shared school grounds.

The Leader previously reported that a number of caravans were reported to have arrived at Alun School in Mold on Sunday evening, next to Mold Leisure Centre, with at least five remaining at the site on Monday afternoon.

In a shared statement published by Alun School and Ysgol Maes Garmon, it was confirmed that both schools will be closed to all pupils and staff on May 4.

Remote learning will be in place for pupils.

The joint statement, shared on social media, read: “Due to unauthorised visitors on the Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon shared campus, both schools will be closed to pupils and staff on Tuesday 4 May. Remote learning will be in place and pupils should follow their usual timetable.

"The school understands the disruption that this will cause for pupils and families. We are working closely with the council and North Wales Police to resolve the issues on site as soon as possible.

“Further information will follow regarding arrangements for later in the week and provision for families entitled to Free School Meals.”

A spokesman for the South Flintshire policing team said: "We would like to reassure the local community that we are aware of the Travellers which are currently at Alun School in Mold and the matter is in hand.

"The group have been served notice to leave and we are actively utilising legal powers and are working closely with our colleagues at Flintshire County Council."

Delyn MP Rob Roberts said the group has been given until 3pm to comply.

Claire Homard, Chief Officer, Education and Youth said: “Due to an unauthorised encampment at the Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon shared campus we have had to make the decision to temporarily close both schools - to pupils and staff - on Tuesday 4th May.

"We apologise for the disruption and are working to resolve the situation. Parents and carers are asked to check their emails for an update from the schools.”