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Suffolk heatwave: Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds and St Mary's Church of England Academy in Mildenhall announce closures due to extreme weather



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Schools across Suffolk continue to take measures to protect their children from the scorching temperatures.

A number of schools, including Westgate Primary in Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall College Academy, announced yesterday they would be closing amid the extreme weather forecast.

Temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees in some parts of the county, with a red weather warning in place until midnight tomorrow.

Pupils at Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds will be learning from home today and Tuesday.
Pupils at Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds will be learning from home today and Tuesday.

In a letter sent to parents, Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds said pupils will be learning remotely until Wednesday.

The letter said: "Given the distance many students travel in, and that many students also walk from across the town in to college, this decision will help ensure they can avoid being out and about during the hottest parts of the day.

"Students are welcome to return to college for the last two days of term on Wednesday and Thursday, as temperatures are set to return to normal reasonably quickly."

St Mary's Church of England Academy in Mildenhall closed at 1.30pm today due to the weather and will not reopen until Wednesday.

Cedardwood Primary School in Kesgrave will close at midday tomorrow in order to avoid peak of the temperatures.

The Albany Centre in Bury St Edmunds will be closed on Tuesday due to the weather.

For full details on closures, visit here.