Shenley Academy, Birmingham

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The college stated it was working with the police and metropolis council

A college has been compelled to close to most college students after travellers arrange camp within the automotive park.

Shenley Academy in Birmingham stated members of the traveller neighborhood have been “not keen to abide” by a 24-hour eviction discover it issued on Saturday.

Principal Lucy Monk stated the college was shut to 12 months 7, eight, 9 and 10 pupils. Older college students have been escorted on to the positioning by police and employees.

She stated the state of affairs was “detrimental to the schooling of our college students”.

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Mrs Monk added the transfer to close “was actually not a choice which has been taken flippantly”.

“I’ve been working with West Midlands Police all through the weekend as this example has unfolded, and I hope to have the ability to return the entire academy to a traditional operation as rapidly as attainable this week,” she stated.

Mrs Monk stated it was additionally working with the drive and metropolis council to take additional authorized motion to take away the travellers “from the positioning as rapidly as attainable”.

The principal stated academics would arrange work on-line for the pupils to do.

The academy is open to pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13 who have been informed to keep away from utilizing the primary entrance.

“College students is not going to be allowed exterior the college constructing all through the college day,” the college stated.