From Mr Gould (Headteacher at John Fletcher)
Please note that we have received a report that, before the end of school today, a parent was approached by two youths in the alleyway between school and St Michael's Close and asked for money. A small knife (typically used as cutlery) was produced. No harm was inflicted and the incident was reported to the police.
As a precaution all children using the alleyway without an adult were accompanied down it by a member of staff tonight. Please take this opportunity to reinforce your expectations to your children about how you want them to keep safe, especially those older ones who are not routinely collected from school.
I will give you any further relevant information as and when appropriate.