Burst pipes forces Upton school to shut until Monday

A primary school in West Yorkshire has been forced to extend its Christmas break after classrooms flooded due to burst water pipes.

Upton Primary School in Pontefract will remain closed until Monday while work is under way to repair the damage, which could cost up to £10,000.

Headteacher Paul Franklin said the nursery and reception areas had been flooded as well as several classrooms.

An unprecedented number of calls were made to Yorkshire Water last month.

Mr Franklin said: "It would be fair to say it would be more of a hindrance to have pupils and try and marshal them around school while these repair works are being carried out.

"We'll work as hard as we practically can between now and the beginning of next week."

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