Pupils at a prestigious Norfolk school are facing disruption after it was the victim of a “sophisticated cyber attack”.

Wymondham College said disruption was likely to continue until the Easter holidays due to its IT system being targeted.

In a message sent to students, seen by the EDP, the college apologised for disruption but said it believed there had been no data breach. 

The school is working with the Department of Education and the National Cyber Security Centre, it added.

The attack has left teaching staff unable to use computer resources and students without access to files. 

“We fully appreciate that some pupils may be anxious about access to saved resources, including coursework in Years 11 and 13,” the school said.

“We are working to safely resolve this and are in communication with the relevant examination boards to replay current information.”

The college is one of only a handful of state boarding schools in the country with students from a huge range of backgrounds and challenging personal circumstances.

The Sapientia Education Trust, which runs it, said the college was open as usual with its key priority to preserve educational continuity.