Three Wellington School students have made it through to the final round of auditions for a new BBC drama series.

It came after 27 of the school's students responded to a casting call for the broadcaster's remake of The Lord of the Flies.

The iconic 1954 novel, which tells the story of a group of young boys stranded on a desert island, is now being adapted into a television series.

The successful three students are now set to audition before casting director Nina Gold, in her London studio. Ms Gold is renowned in the industry for her work on Game of Thrones, Star Wars and The Crown, among other shows and films.

A spokesperson for Wellington School said: "We were delighted to be able to support this search at Wellington School and we saw 27 of our fantastic boys audition, 3 of the boys have now been recalled and invited up to Nina Gold’s studio.

"An incredible experience all round and we wish the boys all the best of luck as they travel up to London in the next few weeks. Such an exciting opportunity for them!"

The adaptation is being led by multi-BAFTA winning producer Jack Thorne. Commenting on the production he said: “Working with the mighty BBC, Charlotte and Lindsay to bring this to life, finding our director and actors will be, I'm sure, one of the joys of my life.

"It is a book, I think, full of love as well as cruelty, about how we survive as people and the ways we undo ourselves. It is a TV show we hope families will watch together on the sofa and unpick just as I unpicked the book with my mum as a kid.”