Drug Search at The Manor Academy

Nottinghamshire Police accompanied by drug detection dogs attended The Manor Academy this morning to conduct a search of the premises. The visit was extremely well received by both students and staff and no arrests have been made. 

We are committed to keeping our students safe and we will do everything we can to ensure that The Manor Academy is a safe, drug free environment. As a result, we are working in association with Nottinghamshire Police to support their strategy of preventing the use of illegal substances. This was a pre-planned exercise and we were not acting on any information or suspicions. 

Neighbourhood beat manager for Mansfield Police, Sergeant Andy Downie, said: “It is commendable that the school has approached us to tackle the issue of drugs. Too often we deal with youngsters who have had their lives ruined by illegal substances. By taking this proactive approach we can help educate youngsters about the dangers of drugs and show the tough stance taken by our communities.”

Academy Head Teacher, Jonathon Hickman, said: “We have for a number of years worked in partnership with Mansfield Police with the aim of keeping students safe. This morning’s visit was a part of our ongoing partnership work and the Academy’s commitment to doing all that we can to inform and educate our students about the potential dangers of illegal substances.”

Thank you for your continuous support in keeping our students safe.