A PRIMARY school in Llandrindod Wells was evacuated today (Thursday, May 9) due to an unknown cause.

Ysgol Cefnllys announced at around 1.32pm that the school was closing, with all children and staff being evacuated.

The school took to Facebook, asking parents to come and collect their children from Llandrindod Wells Rugby Club and warning people not to come to the school site, located on Cefnllys Lane, close to Powys County Council’s headquarters.

Ysgol Cefnllys posted on its Facebook page: “Ysgol Cefnllys is being evacuated.

“All children and adults are safe. We will update you as soon as possible. Please do not come to site.”


A later update added: “Please come and pick up your children from the rugby club.”

A post at 4.48pm said the school would be open as normal on Friday (May 10), though they did not shed any more light on the issue.

“Dear parents, carers and school friends. Thank you all for being so understanding and for your support today,” read the most recent post.

“We would like to inform you that the school has been checked and has been confirmed to be safe.

“The school will be open as usual tomorrow.”

Dyfed-Powys Police has been asked to comment.