Nottinghamshire lead theft school is to partly reopen

Collapsed ceiling at Priestsic Primary School
Image caption The ceiling collapsed after lead thefts on consecutive evenings

A Nottinghamshire school forced to shut when thieves stripped lead from its roof will partly reopen on Tuesday.

The county council said Priestsic Primary in Sutton-in-Ashfield would be open to all pupils except those in reception and foundation classes.

A large section of ceiling came down at the school at about 03:00 BST on Friday, causing flood damage.

All 480 pupils were told to stay at home as a safety precaution.

The county council said the school hoped to reopen to all students on Wednesday.

It also said contractors were on site to repair the roof and make the damaged classrooms habitable.

Head teacher Sarah Stamp said lead had been stolen from the roof on two consecutive evenings.

"The second theft led to the collapse of the roof," she said.

"There was heavy rain on the Thursday evening which soaked through to the ceiling tiles."

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