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Suffolk heatwave: Schools in Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Red Lodge and Kesgrave closed today



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After the highest temperature in the UK was recorded in Suffolk yesterday and with the mercury set to rise even higher today, some schools have announced full or partial closures.

Red and amber weather warnings are in place for the county today due to the extreme heat and schools have taken measures to ensure safety.

The following closures have been published on Suffolk County Council's school closures site.

A number of school closures have been confirmed. Picture: istock
A number of school closures have been confirmed. Picture: istock

Olive AP Academy - Suffolk (Central), in Bury St Edmunds, will be closing at 12.30pm.

The Pines Primary School, in Red Lodge, will shut at 12.30pm with remote learning set.

St Mary's Church of England Academy, in Mildenhall, is closed all day.

Cedarwood CP School, in Kesgrave, will shut at noon.

Heath Primary School, in Kesgrave, will close at 1pm.

Abbeygate Sixth Form College, in Bury St Edmunds, is moving to remote learning. A combination of remote work or Teams sessions will be offered to students, who should return to college Wednesday as normal.

Mildenhall College Academy is closed and, as today is the last day of term, students are not expected to return to the academy until September.

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, in Ipswich, will have remote learning available for all pupils. Parents evening will go ahead virtually.

Chalk Hill (formerly Hampden House PRU), in Great Cornard, will close at 12.30pm.

Great Heath Academy, in Mildenhall, is shut due to a burst water pipe, and the mains water having to be turned off.