A mother from Bournemouth chose not to send her children to school because of concerns about their school's uniform policy.
Sabrina Fitzsimons says her children Caitlin and Jack told her they were not allowed to take their blazers off at Winton and Glenmoor Schools and that they were struggling in the heat.
A spokesperson for Glenmoor and Winton Academies said they are taking a sensible approach towards uniform policy and are not insisting that students wear blazers.
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As temperatures peaked at 31 degrees celcius in our region today, the TUC said employers should also relax dress codes and allow staff to shed the suits.
Meanwhile, forecasters have issued a level three ‘amber’ warning for the heatwave and the NHS has advised people to spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest, keep rooms cool, have cool baths or showers, and stay hydrated.
This is the longest continuous spell of warm weather since 1995.