Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) have contacted all schools in the area after almost 30 hoax calls were made across the country including one to Blacon High.
The local authority decided to remind them about existing security arrangements - which are already in place - following an incident involving a hoax phone call which led to an evacuation at Blacon High School yesterday (Monday, May 23).
Pupils, some of whom are in the middle of their GCSE exams, had to be evacuated on to the school field after a phone call was made to the school at around 11.30am although the school has confirmed no exams were disrupted as a result.
Police have not yet officially confirmed the incident is linked to a series of hoax bomb threat phone calls that were made to 27 schools across the UK yesterday, but Blacon High was among the schools nationally reported to have received one.
And in light of yesterday's events, CWaC Cllr Nicole Meardon, Cabinet member for children and families, said the authority wanted to reassure parents that they were taking appropriate security measures.
She said: “We carry out annual health and safety reviews with schools which cover security arrangements and emergency procedures.
“We also issue security advice to all schools produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
“In light of yesterday’s incident at Blacon High School, we have contacted all schools to remind them of that advice," added Cllr Meardon.
- In an earlier version of this story, we used a photograph which appeared with an old, out of date and inaccurate caption which may have implied criticism of the way the school had handled the hoax call issue. We would like to stress this caption did not relate in any way to this week's story and that Blacon High School handled the hoax call situation in an exemplary manner. The Chronicle apologises for this error.