Schools in Bournemouth and Poole have advised parents that pupils can wear PE kits during the heatwave.

Some schools across England are undertaking measures such as closing early, allowing pupils to wear PE kit or rescheduling sports days to cope with rising temperatures next week.

The Met Office has issued an “amber” warning for heat on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, stating that this could pose a danger to life, while temperatures may exceed the 2019 record of 38.7C.

Schools have relaxed uniform rules and adjusted timetables in order to cope with the heat.

Moordown St John's Church of England Primary School said in a post on the Facebook page: "Due to the predicted, high temperatures - children can wear their PE kits to school. Suncream should be applied, and all children should wear a hat and have a water bottle in school. 🌞"

Hill View Primary in Bournemouth said: "Children can come to school next week in their school PE kit, as this will be cooler for them considering the hot weather. Please can children wear trainers or suitable enclosed shoes."

Another post warned that if the amber warning was to be upgraded to red, the school would close.

Corfe Hills School has also advised pupils to wear PE kit.

Milford Infants School in the New Forest told parents: "Due to the extreme heat warning in place for Monday and Tuesday we will be relaxing the uniform for these two days.

"Please ensure your child wears loose, light coloured clothing, brings a sun hat and that you apply a high factor sun cream in the morning. If your child does not have loose school uniform, they may wear any plain shorts and t-shirt from home. We will continue to provide squash for the children to drink and to reduce time spent outside."

And Oakhurst Community First and Nursery School said: "As we are in an amber weather warning for extreme heat over the next couple of days, we want to try to help the children stay as cool as possible so in addition sun cream, sun hats and water bottles we are advising the children not to wear uniform.

"The advice we have received from the DfE says to wear loose fitting clothes so please dress your child in whatever clothing you think will keep them the coolest.

"They can also wear alternative shoes to their usual school shoes, but please can you make sure they are wearing sensible shoes - no flip flops or sliders please.

"As we have already said, we will try to keep them as cool as possible and out of direct sunlight /heat and keep the classrooms ventilated.

"If we receive any further guidance or need to update you with further changes we will let you know ASAP."