PUPILS at a Herefordshire primary school have an unexpected day off today (Monday) as the heating isn't working.

Peterchurch Primary School, in the Golden Valley, were sent home this morning due to issues with the heating system.


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A spokesperson added the problems should be fixed today, meaning business as usual tomorrow (Tuesday).

New regulations brought in in 2012 do not specify minimum temperatures for any parts of a school.

But the National Education Union, which represents teachers and other staff working in education, says temperatures in school classrooms should be at least 18 degrees.