A SOUTHAMPTON primary school is to remain closed for the second day in a row after the school’s heating failed.

The 412 schoolchildren at Harefield Primary School were told once again not to come in as there were further issues with the boiler, the Daily Echo understands.

As previously reported, the school remained closed yesterday after parents were told that the biomass boiler broke down.

Parents said the school told them yesterday afternoon that the issue was solved and the school was going to be open again today.

But parents said that another message was sent at 7.15am this morning to inform them that due to complications that occurred overnight the school will not be open today.

Carl Smith, 37, warehouse worker, from Southampton, said his six-year-old daughter Courtney and his nine-year-old son Dylan attend Harefield Primary School.

He said: "They closed the school again. It’s ridiculous. We are working parents, we had to take day off yesterday and luckily I was off work today but I had other plans.

"I am not happy at all. They should find another solution rather than shut the school. Now we have to rearrange the whole day."

The school confirmed to the Daily Echo that it would be closed again today.

A statement says: "Unfortunately due to an ongoing problem with our boiler we have had to remain closed again today.

"Our main priority is the welfare of all our children and staff. We are doing everything we can to resolve the issue so that our children can return to school as soon as possible.

"We will keep parents updated with our progress."