BOSSES at a school for disruptive pupils want to build higher fences around the site to stop pupils escaping.

Homewood College has submitted a planning application to Brighton and Hove City Council for permission to build a 3m “anti-climb” mesh fence at the school site in Queensdown School Road, Brighton.

The small community special school takes pupils aged 11 to 16 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

The application to the council states that the fence is needed to help “minimise the risk of absconding pupils”.