A SCHOOL in Andover which caters for children with special education needs has been forced to close today after its fire doors were incorrectly installed.

Wolverdene Special School, on Love Lane, has not reopened to students following the half-term break, with the council stating that the "fire doors are not safe".

Work was due to be carried out to install the doors last week, but staff were told on Friday (October 29) that this had been done incorrectly, and that the school would remain closed on Monday to allow for the necessary works to be carried out.

Pupils will be learning from home during the closure.

The school was listed under Hampshire County Council's 'emergency closures' as being fully closed at 7.45am on Monday, November 1, with the reason stated as "fire doors are not safe".

A Hampshire County Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Wolverdene Special School was closed on Monday 1 November, due to a slight delay to the installation of new fire doors throughout the school building, which had been scheduled to take place during the half term break. The installation was fully completed on Monday 1 November, and the school is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday 2 November.”