BLACON High School has issued a warning about an email scam targeting families of pupils on free school meals.

The school says the email, which contains fake links, asks for parents to send bank details to the school in order to receive help with funding while it's closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Blacon High is currently providing weekly food parcels for all families of children who usually attend the school, which can be collected either from the school between 9am-3pm or the Community Hub from 9am-1pm.

For children of key workers who are attending school, food is being provided in the usual way.

Warning families about the email scam, Blacon High School posted on Twitter: "Fraudsters are targeting families on free school meals, emailing parents saying ‘If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school, they will help with funding while the school is closed’.

"The email contains links which are fake. This is a scam."

Staff at the school have been busy putting together the weekly food parcels for families in the community.

Headteacher Rachel Hudson said: "If you have any concerns or need any support, please contact the main school reception.

"We will have staff on duty in reception every day whilst the school remains open, along with a skeleton staff supporting students in school and maintaining telephone contact with some of our most vulnerable families."