SUBSTANTIAL damage was caused to ivy Lane School in Chippenham when fire broke out there around noon.

Three fire crews were called when a fire was spotted in a tree in the grounds. It spread to part of the school roof, causing substantial damage before the blaze was brought under control.

The police said there were concerns the fire may have been started deliberately.

Soon afterwards a 15-year-old boy from Chippenham was arrested on suspicion of arson and is currently in custody at Melksham Police Station.

Officers remain in the area and their investigation is continuing.

Fire crews from Chippenham and Corsham were called to the fire which took place during the school Easter break.