TRAVELLERS that set up camp at a Flintshire school have been 'moved on', police confirm.

A number of caravans were reported to have arrived at the Alun School in Mold on Sunday evening, next to Mold Leisure Centre, with several 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 was put 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 the matter was 'in hand' and the group had been served 'notice to leave'.

On Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman added: "As a result of police intervention the Travellers that were at the grounds of Alun School in Mold have now been moved on."

Claire Homard, Chief Officer Education and Youth said: “The Council can confirm that the travellers who made an unauthorised camp on the site of Mold Alun have now left and that both schools, Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon, will be fully open to all pupils and staff tomorrow.

"Parents should check for messages from the schools via their usual methods.”