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Malvern College to reopen as normal after serious fire

A public school in Worcestershire that suffered a serious fire will reopen as normal for summer term next week, the headteacher said.

Sixteen crews tackled a fire at Malvern College which started in boarding house six at about 0300 BST on Saturday.

The fire was confined to the living quarters of the housemistress and her family who were away at the time.

Pupils were also away as term had finished. The school, founded in 1865, is due to reopen on 18 April.

Headteacher Anthony Clark said investigations into the cause of the fire were ongoing.

"We are currently securing the site and we have our girls arriving back next Sunday.

"It is fortunate that we have a spare boarding house where they can easily go, and that is our next task to make it ready for their arrival," he added.



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