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A Peterborough area secondary school is to remain closed today.

Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey will be closed today due to a lack of water.

Parents have been sent a text message with the information and thee is also a statement on the school’s website.

The school said there is a water problem with an issue flushing toilets and that Anglian Water is on site.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “Our engineers are working with Sir Harry Smith’s Community College in Whittlesey to identify what is causing their water supply problems.

“It’s not clear at this stage whether there is a problem with Anglian Water owned pipework or the school’s pipework, but we’re working to resolve things as quickly as possible.”

UPDATE: Whittlesey school to be shut for a second day