A SCHOOL in Ryde has closed today (Thursday) as it has no heating or hot water.

Greenmount Primary School has sent children home while the problem is investigated.

An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson said: "Greenmount has closed today because of heating issues.

"The cause of the problem is currently being investigated and when more is known a further announcement will be made.

"The preschool is unaffected and open as usual."