London school evacuated over bomb threat – panic as children forced to flee classrooms

The incident is reported to have taken place at Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form in the London Borough of Hackney. Shortly before 4pm, the Twitter account with the handle @welovestokey wrote: “Stoke Newington School evacuated due to bomb scare, park end of Clissold Road cordoned off #N16 #stokey #stokenewington #hackney.”

Several police officers are understood to have been deployed to the school.

Sniffer dogs are also believed to be at the scene.

A large police cordon is in place around Clissold Road and Church Street.

One worried user tweeted: “What’s afoot at ‘Stoke Newington School’?

“Lots of police.”

They later added: “Clissold Rd is taped off at Church St. Several Police cars present, sniffer dogs deployed. All seems calm.”

Express.co.uk has contacted the Met Police for more information.

This is a developing news story, more to follow.