Blatchington Mill fire: School to remain partially closed until half term

A school that was badly damaged in a fire is to remain partially closed until at least half term.

Some pupils at Blatchington Mill in Hove, East Sussex, are being taught remotely after classrooms were destroyed in the blaze on 17 January.

In a statement on its website, the school said it will remain partially closed until at least 19 February.

A 16-year-old girl has been detained under the Mental Health Act after being arrested on suspicion of arson.

The school statement said it hopes to have 24 more classrooms and other facilities open by half term, which would allow all students to return.

Year groups are currently alternating between home and school-learning.

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