Classes cancelled after Stratford school fire

Image caption The childrens' summer holiday has had an unexpected extension

A primary school in east London was damaged by a fire which broke out in its roof, London Fire Brigade said.

Flames took hold at Gainsborough Primary School in Gainsborough Road, Stratford, at about 10:00 BST on Saturday.

It took about 30 firefighters two hours to bring the fire under control.

A Newham Council spokesman said it was expected that lessons would be cancelled on Monday but the school would partially reopen on Tuesday.

The spokesman said: "Staff have been doing a magnificent job getting the school back to normal.

"The school will be be keeping parents updated about arrangements."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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