Schools across Suffolk have been forced to close due to the heavy rainfall that has hit the county. 

Torrential downpours caused by Storm Babet has seen roads become impassable and extensive flooding reported in several areas in Suffolk. 

With the storm progressively getting worse throughout Friday morning, headteachers have opted to close schools to protects students and staff. 

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A total of 12 schools are currently shut, including Westbourne Academy in Ipswich.

Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill has confirmed they will close this afternoon.

Schools currently closed in Suffolk due to Storm Babet:

Clare Community Primary School 

Helmingham Primary School and Nursery 

Mendham Primary School

Middelton Community Primary School

Otley Primary School

Riverwalk School

Somersham Primary School

Southwold Primary School 

St Edmund's Primary School and Nursery

Stour Valley Community Primary School

Yoxford and Peasenhall Primary School

Westbourne Academy