Bike damage has prompted one school to improve its security fencing and ensure that gates are kept locked during school hours.

Royal High on Queensferry Road in Edinburgh has opted to keep its back gate locked during the day after intruders were spotted on the CCTV cameras, reports the Scotsman.

A number of bikes left within the school grounds were found to be damaged after the incident.

In a message to staff and pupils, headteacher Jane Frith said: "Could staff and pupils please note that in the last week or so intruders have been in the school grounds on at least two occasions and damage has been caused to bicycles left locked up outside. The police have been informed.

"Please make sure that bikes are secured at all times."

Earlier this month, the Basingstoke Gazette reported that a headteacher appealed to teens not to break into Oakridge Infant School.

The school had fitted security fencing to deter people from breaking in, however, during the recent half term four youths climbed over and trespassed on the playground.