PARENTS have been told that Skerne Park Academy, in Darlington, will be closed to pupils for the remainder of this week after a boiler breakdown left the school with no heating.

The closure was announced to parents by the school's text alert system late on Tuesday evening - school staff were present this morning to greet any parents and students who missed the announcement.

A school spokeswoman said it is planning to re-open on Monday but any further updates would be sent to parents as needed.