Students at an Ipswich school have been sent home due to flooding amid a deluge of rain from Storm Babet. 

Westbourne Academy has notified parents and carers that the school would be closing for the rest of the day. 

Storm Babet has caused extensive flooding across Suffolk. 

In a post on social media, the school said: "Apologies but due to extensive flooding which was cleared this morning, we face further flooding due to the deteriorating weather".

"We are therefore going to need to dismiss all students today at 10.55am".

"If your child needs to be collected, we will keep them in the library". 

Storm Babet is sweeping through the county after a night of heavy rain. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain which is in place until 6am on Saturday.