A BOURNEMOUTH school is closed today for a 'deep clean'.

St Katharine's Primary School in Rolls Drive, Hengistbury Head is shut. It is understood the closure may be linked to pupil illness.

The school has now released a statement to the Daily Echo.

It reads: "We have had to close the school until Monday and are monitoring the situation."

Parents have been asked not to send their child in on Monday if they have any signs of sickness, including feeling sick or stomach cramps.