A DISCUSSION on the rising deficit of a Bradford school was delayed due to a "misunderstanding."

Bradford Council's Corporate Scrutiny Committee were due to be updated on Hanson School at a meeting last night.

The school has seen its deficit rise steadily over the years, and the most recent estimates predict it will be £4.16 million by March.

A report going to the committee said: "The School’s formal three year budget indicates that the School will continue to significantly overspend in future years."

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It was the last item on the agenda for Thursday's meeting in City Hall, but over three hours into the meeting the committee decided to defer the item to a future date due to key members of the Council's Children's Service department not attending the meeting.

After the meeting Marium Haque, Deputy Director of Education and Learning, said: “Unfortunately, there was some misunderstanding on the scheduling of this item.

"The timing of the general election meant discussions with government representatives about Hanson were not able to take place as planned.

"The item will be rescheduled as soon as possible so we can update the committee on Hanson.”