A STUDENT was taken to hospital after falling from a first floor window at school.

The Year 10 student fell from the window at St Helena School in Colchester.

He was taken to Colchester General Hospital but was not seriously hurt.

In a statement, the school said: “There was an incident on Tuesday morning, involving a Year 10 student who climbed out of a first floor window and fell.

“It resulted in the emergency services being called.

“The student was taken to hospital for treatment and was able to return home later that evening.”

The circumstances leading up to the fall are not known but the school is investigation what happened.

A spokesman said: “The health and safety of all students at St Helena School remains our priority.

“A full investigation into the incident is underway.”

The ambulance service was called at about 9.50am following the incident in Sheepen Road, Colchester.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “A rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended.

“They treated a boy who had ankle injuries and was taken to Colchester General Hospital for further care.

“His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”

Parents expressed their concerns for the student’s welfare through social media and wished him a good recovery.

One parent said: “I was worried.

“My daughter needed to use the toilet and she had to be escorted as the children were asked not to look out of the window.

“I was shocked when I found out as normally we would get a text to inform us."