A child from St Joseph’s Catholic College has been taken to hospital following a medical incident.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 12.40 pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Wiltshire Police has sought to reassure members of the public following the presence of the emergency services.

In a short statement, the force said: “Members of the public may have noticed the presence of emergency services this afternoon (30/11) at St Joseph’s Catholic College in Ocotal Way, Swindon.

“We were in attendance to support colleagues who were responding to a medical incident at the school.

“A pupil has been taken to hospital where they are receiving appropriate care.”

South Western Ambulance Trust has confirmed that it was called to the scene along with the air ambulance.  

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 12:24hrs to an incident in Swindon. We sent an air ambulance, a double-crewed land ambulance, an operations officer, a hazardous area response team, a rapid response vehicle and a critical care car and conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Great Western Hospital.”

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed it attended the school with one appliance from Swindon fire station being deployed.

A spokesperson added: “We were called at 12:40 today to assist the ambulance service with an incident at St Joseph’s College. 

“One appliance from Swindon attended and left just after 2pm.”

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has been approached for comment.