SCHOOLS have warned of 'stranger danger' after pupils in East Oxford reported suspicions they were being followed.

Cheney School in Headington sent out a letter to parents yesterday stating a neighbouring school reported some of its pupils had been followed at the weekend and after school.

Headteacher Rupert Moreton wrote: "They have referred all information to the local police as a precautionary measure and they are overseeing and investigating the reports. 

"Extra police presence and patrols will be conducted over the coming weeks around the local area. 

"Please speak to your children about safety and stranger danger and report any concerns to the school or the police."

The school was warned by St Gregory the Great Catholic School in East Oxford.

St Greg's acting head of school Sean Tucker said the school was passed on the message by Larkrise Primary School, about 'pupils being followed by a suspicious person'. 

He clarified it was not pupils at St Greg's who reported being followed.

It is understood St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School, also in East Oxford, has also sent letters to parents with a similar warning.