Headteacher "absolutely devastated" by Eastbourne school fire

Firefighters from Seaford, Bexhill and Eastbourne were called to tackle the blaze.

An investigation is underway into what caused a fire at a school in Eastbourne on Sunday night.

Around 35 firefighters were called to Stafford Junior School on Ringwood Road at 7:20pm on Sunday evening.

Stafford Junior School will remain closed today while crews work to ventilate the building

Firefighters from Seaford, Bexhill and Eastbourne were called to tackle the blaze.

The school will remain closed on Monday, while crews work to dampen down and ventilate the building.

Sussex Police remained at the scene overnight.

Sussex Police remained at the scene of the fire overnight

Kyra Siddall-Ward, Headteacher of Stafford Junior School, says they are "absolutely devastated about the damage to our beautiful school".

I regret to inform you about a serious fire at the school tonight, the 15th November. We are obviously devastated about the damage to our beautiful school. Staff members are currently in attendance with fire and police officers and I will give you as much information as I can as soon as possible.

Kyra Siddall-Ward, Headteacher of Stafford Junior School