Six students at Burntwood School in Earlsfield have been rushed to hospital after taking prescription drugs during their lunch break.

The students fell ill on Monday (February 5) after the taking the pills, although it is not yet known what the drugs were.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at approximately 1pm on Monday, February 5, to reports of a number of teenagers taken unwell at a school in Wandsworth.

"Officers attended and six children were taken to a south London hospital as a precaution and for assessment.

"They have all since been discharged.

"At this very early stage, it is believed that they may have consumed prescription drugs.

"Officers are liaising with the school and Local Education Authority.

"There have been no arrests."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 12.20pm yesterday (5 February) to an address on Burntwood Lane, SW17.

"We sent three ambulance crews, a single responder in a car and an incident response officer to the scene.

"We treated six patients at the scene and took a number of them to hospital."

A school spokesman said: "As soon as the school became aware that some students were unwell on Monday having taken prescription medication, we requested paramedics attend and alerted parents.

"Some students were taken to hospital as a precaution. They were accompanied by representatives of their families. The students were discharged on the same day.

"We are in contact with the families and are pleased that the students are all well.

"We are just very relieved that our students are well and have suffered no ill effects."