A Suffolk school has announced that some of its students will study remotely after aerated concrete was found in "several sections" of the building. 

Students in Years 9 and 10 at Stowupland High School will study remotely on Thursday and Friday after the discovery of RAAC has lead to the closure of a number of classrooms.  

On Wednesday the school was only open to Years 7, 12 and vulnerable students, but has since welcomed back Years 11 and 13 students. 

A spokesman for John Milton Academy Trust said: “A structural engineer confirmed RAAC concrete in several sections of the building at Stowupland High School yesterday morning.

"Inevitably, this has reduced the number of classrooms available for learning.

“The safety of our pupils is our number one priority. The areas in question have been sectioned off, allowing children to move safely through the school building throughout the day.

“Parents and carers have been informed and staff are working to utilise and repurpose all existing spaces for classroom use.

“We are in close contact with the Department for Education and will update parents and carers with any further developments.”

It comes after Hadleigh High School, Farlingaye High School, Claydon High School and East Bergholt High School were already confirmed as schools where RAAC was present

On Wednesday the government announced that Thurston Community College had been affected by RAAC. 

However, a spokesman for the school said that remedial works were completed over the summer holidays.