AN ARREST was made following a fracas between parents in a school playground in Manningham which resulted in a head teacher being head butted.

Interim head teacher Lisa Simpson is believed to have been attacked as a shocking bust-up unfolded at Atlas Community Primary School, Lincoln Close.

An officer who covers Bradford West for West Yorkshire Police posted on Twitter on Monday evening: “Attend report of an assault at a primary school.

“One parent assaults another. Head teacher comes out to try stop this and in the process is headbutted.

“One arrested and awaiting interview.

“Two victims luckily with minor injuries. It’s a children’s school playground!”

West Yorkshire Police revealed a male was interviewed and released pending further investigation.

The force added they were looking to speak to “several witnesses” to the incident.

The school is run by the Priestley Academy Trust, which also includes Green Lane Primary School, Lilycroft Primary School, Margaret McMillan Primary School and Westbourne Primary School.

Kevin Holland, CEO of the Priestley Academy Trust, said: “This is an unfortunate, isolated incident.

“As a trust, we have excellent relationships with our parents and the community.

“The head teacher and other staff are passionate about the school and will always keep children’s safety a priority.”

Mr Holland added the head teacher was in school on Tuesday.

Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, slammed the incident as “unacceptable”.

She said: “It is not what you would expect on school premises.

“It is unacceptable that staff had to get involved.

“Even though it caused minor injuries, it is an incident which had an impact on pupils who may have seen it.”

Councillor Shabir Hussain (Lab, Manningham) condemned what had happened at the school.

He said: “That is absolutely outrageous. There is no need for that in this day in age.

“There is no need for that at all. I’m lost for words.

“Whoever has done it, I don’t know how it started, but this should never happen.

“I’m sure it will be dealt with effectively.”

While Ian Murch, Bradford spokesman for the National Education Union, said: “These are situations that head teachers and other people in schools find themselves in.

“It’s one of those situations that if you are a head teacher or anyone who has a position of responsibility in a school, you don’t have any choice but to deal with and they do happen from time to time. You are concerned about the welfare of children.”