PUPILS at a Nantwich high school have been told they can still go to prom despite part of their venue being burned down.

Brine Leas School had booked Peckforton Castle as the place to hold the end of year celebrations for Year 11 pupils.

But on 5.18am on Sunday, June 19 a fire ripped through one of the building’s wings causing thousands of pounds worth of damage and forcing wedding guests to be evacuated.

Max Kay, 36, of Hunts Cross, Liverpool, believed to have been the groom, was arrested and has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and arson reckless, as to whether life is endangered.

Staff at the castle have assured the school that the prom will go ahead as scheduled and, if not, headteacher Andrew Cliffe says that it can be held at the school as in previous years.

He added: “One way or another the pupils will go to their ball!”