TWO students at a secondary school in Birkenhead were taken to hospital after an incident in a school toilet involving Class B drugs.

The students, who were both girls, were taken to hospital yesterday (Tuesday, December 5) for treatment after the incident that occurred inside a toilet at Ridgeway High School, on Noctorum Avenue.

Merseyside Police has confirmed they have now been discharged.

Officers seized a small bag of white powder at the school.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers are liaising with staff at the high school to help educate pupils and prevent any similar incidents.

'We are determined to help parents, guardians and young people understand'

Safer Schools Officer Claire Walker said: “Thankfully, incidents such as this are incredibly rare.

“But we are determined to help parents, guardians and young people understand the harmful effects of substances.

“I would also urge teachers, parents, guardians and young people to learn more about the impact and signs of substance abuse by visiting the following support services online, contacting police or your school officers.

“If you are concerned about your own use of drugs or alcohol, or you are concerned about somebody else, please contact the following services.”

Zillo is an online support service for young people to access a huge range of information, access support services and self-refer to agencies for targeted support such as drug and alcohol services.

Response is a confidential drug and alcohol support service based in Birkenhead that offers a wide range of support in relation to young people who are struggling with substances, alcohol, or their mental health.

For under 19s, contact the Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Team (YPDAAT) on 01744 675605.

For adults aged 19 and over, contact Change, Grow, Live (CGL) on 0151 556 1335 or visit If you believe drugs are being dealt in your area, please contact Merseyside Police via the social media desk on X @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:

Comment from Ridgeway's headteacher

Gavin Sterry, Headteacher at Ridgeway High School, said: "There was an incident in school yesterday that involved two students needing medical attention from an ambulance crew.

"The circumstances surrounding this incident are now subject to an investigation by the school."