Riddings School in Scunthorpe set to reopen after snow

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Roof girders buckled under the weight of snow, causing damage to classroom ceilings

A school in Scunthorpe which was closed all last week after snow damaged its roof is expected to reopen on Tuesday.

Building repair work at Riddings Infant and Nursery School has been taking place over the weekend, North Lincolnshire Council said.

The council said it was likely that the school would reopen on Tuesday, but this would not be confirmed until a site meeting had been held on Monday.

The school's hall and kitchen would remain out of bounds, the council said.

Hot school meals will be provided by the neighbouring Riddings Junior School as a temporary measure.

'Hard work'

Metal girders in the school hall buckled under the weight of snow which fell on the roof the week before last.

Head teacher John Bonham said: "The staff and governors... would like to thank the council for their support given throughout this difficult time and we look forward to the school opening as soon as possible."

Tony Gosling, cabinet member for children's services at North Lincolnshire Council, said: "Staff at the school and the council have worked very hard to try and get the school open as soon as possible.

"I'd like to thank the parents, children and staff for their patience during this time and I can assure you we are doing all we can to minimise the disruption."