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London 2012: Gloucester school's exam fears over torch relay

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Image caption The Olympic torch will arrive in Gloucestershire on 23 May

A head teacher has raised concerns that road closures for the torch relay procession in Gloucester could cause delays for pupils sitting their GCSEs.

The Olympic torch will be carried through the city on 24 May, the same day many students are due to sit exams.

Laurence Montague fears buses will be unable to access St Peter's High School and has said no information has been given about which roads will be closed.

The police have said the exams are a priority but so are security measures.

Sgt Andy Ewens, the lead Olympic planner for Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: "We're looking at every opportunity to get these children into school.

"We've got to balance it against the glamour of the torch, but we will do everything we can."

The torch will make its way from Cirencester through Stroud, on to Painswick and Shurdington and into Cheltenham on 23 May.

On the following day the relay will start at Gloucester Docks to Corse and Staunton via Maisemore and Hartpury.

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