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WORKMEN grafted throughout the weekend to get pupils back to school today.

A number of pupils at Bullion Lane Primary School in Chester-le-Street were back in the classroom this morning and it is hoped the school will be back to normal by Monday, October 31.

After damage to a ceiling was discovered the school closed last Thursday as a precautionary measure so all the 80-year-old building’s ceilings could be inspected to ensure they were in good condition.

Years 1, 2, 6 and reception returned to the school today and room has been made available at nearby Cestria Primary School for Years 3, 4 and 5.  

Parents have been sent letters outlining the details.

Headteacher Sarah Barningham said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to act so quickly to ensure all 286 pupils can get back to their education so quickly.”

She thanked Durham County Council workmen for giving up their weekend and parents and staff at both Bullion Lane and Cestria primaries for their help.