A school in Carshalton was evacuated this morning after a bomb threat.

Officers attended the school, which is believed to be Oaks Park High School, at around 8am on November 17 after they received reports of a bomb threat.

The school on Damson Way was evacuated, and officers searched the building, but nothing was found.

The incident is believed to be malicious communications and officers believe that the report was a hoax.

There have been no arrests and police say they do not have any wider safety concerns relating to the school.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Safety cordons were established as a precaution following receipt of a bomb threat at a school on Damson Way, Carshalton at 08:02hrs on Friday 17 November.

“The building was evacuated whilst a search was carried out. Nothing was found and the incident is being treated as malicious communications.

“Officers do not have wider safety concerns.

“There have been no arrests.”