THE blaze at an Eastbourne school is being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police.

Stafford School, in Ringwood Road, has been badly damaged after the blaze at 7.20pm on Sunday.

Kyra Siddall-Ward said: “We are obviously devastated about the damage to our beautiful school.”

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, however it is being treated as suspicious at this time.

“This is being treated as an isolated incident and there is not thought to be any threat to the local community.

“Anyone who witnessed what happened or who has any information is asked to report online or call 101, quoting 1157 of 15/11.

“Alternatively information can be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11E.”