A SCHOOL in Ringwood is closed to pupils today due to an unauthorised encampment causing a security breach.

Ringwood School confirmed all students will be working remotely today but Year 11 and Year 13 exams will be going ahead as normal.

At least nine caravans and vehicles have pitched up at Carvers Recreation Ground, with a few of the vehicles parked alongside the school's tennis courts.

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The school said parents had been made aware of the "emergency arrangements" and would be updated later today as the "situation evolves".

A statement from Ringwood School said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances the security of our site has been breached and unfortunately this presents a safeguarding risk which means that we need to operate differently today, Tuesday 24th May.

"All students will be working remotely today.

"Year 11 and Year 13 public exams will go ahead as normal.

"Parents have been notified of these emergency arrangements and we will be in touch again later today as the situation evolves."

Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for more information.

A public event for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is due to be held on Carvers Recreation Ground on Sunday, June 5. 

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