Selsey Academy Fire - Statement 23 August

“We would like to reiterate our thanks to the hard work of all involved in the aftermath of Sunday’s fire, especially to the firefighters from the West Sussex Fire Service.

It has been confirmed by West Sussex Fire Service that the most likely cause of the fire was accidental ignition. Our priority at this time is to all of The Academy Selsey’s pupils, working with our sponsor TKAT to minimise disruption and impact on the provision of education. Working with our partners in government, the local authorities and the education community, we are implementing our contingency plans and will update more fully in due course.”

- Tom Garfield, Headteacher