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Cromwell High School: Blaze damage 'worse than thought'

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Media captionDrone footage taken by fire crews shows the extent of the blaze

A high school will be closed for the summer term after damage caused by a fire was found to be more serious than first thought.

Cromwell High School in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, was extensively damaged in the fire on Friday.

Classes at the school, which caters for pupils with special needs, are being held at another venue.

Three boys, two aged 14 and one aged 15, have been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

A statement on the school's website said the whole school building would be "out of operation for the rest of the summer term" after surveys revealed the extent of the damage.

"This will mean that school will have to operate from another site and all the equipment that the pupils require will need to be moved," it said.

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Image caption The school will be closed for the summer term

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