THREE schoolchildren are believed to have suffered minor injuries following a collision on Tuesday morning.

The incident, involving a car and a school bus, took place at around 8.20am and involved students from Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge.

Children could be seen evacuating the school bus on Nelson Road in Caversham after the crash.

Around 50 children were on board the bus at the time and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) confirmed three of them had sustained minor injuries.

A spokesman added: "We received a 999 call at 08:20 with the caller reporting a collision between a car and a school bus on Nelson Road, Caversham.

"We currently have a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew at the scene.

"They have reported that there were approximately 50 children on the bus; three of them have sustained minor injuries and are currently being assessed.

"The car driver was not injured in the collision."

Following the incident, head teacher Moira Green added: "I was saddened to hear that the number 25S bus was involved in a collision with a car as it made its way to Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge.

"There were no major injuries; two students were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

"The rest of the students were placed on an alternative bus and have arrived safely.

"The positive, responsible and mature attitude of our students during this event is a credit to them and our school."