The bus is used for several classes a day
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Crowded Ashington school has bus for classroom

A Northumberland primary school has been forced to use a double decker bus as a classroom because of a shortage of new pupil places.

Central First School in Ashington has also converted store rooms and even a toilet in an effort to accommodate pupils.

The school's actions come as the Local Government Association said it feared the demand for school places could soon reach a tipping point with no more space or money to extend schools.

Principal David Geoffrey told Look North's Peter Harris the school had to be "ever more inventive" to teach youngsters in "full to the brim" conditions.

  • 14 Jan 2015
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