AN ANDOVER school will shut today due to the "increased heat".

Pupils will return home from Andover CoE Primary at 11.30am this morning, according to an announcement on the school's website.

Parents were informed by text yesterday evening.

The message read: "Please be aware that school will close on Wed 21 June at 11.30am due to increased heat.

"Send your child in as normal and collect them at 11.30am."

A Hampshire County Council spokesperson confirmed that Andover CoE was the only authority run school in the area which will close today.

A message on the council's website stated that classroom temperatures are set to go above 30 degrees in the school and that there is insufficient shade to teach outside.