A school in Wisbech has been forced to close this morning.

Peckover School and Nursery is shut because of a severe drainage issue.

Kate Kendal, principal, said: “Peckover School and Nursery is closed today, due to a severe drainage issue caused by heavy rainfall.

“We have no toilet facilities and therefore cannot open the school on health and safety grounds.

“We apologise for the short notice to parents and any disruption this may have caused.

“We are working hard with our colleagues from Brooke Weston Trust to resolve this issue as a matter of urgency.”