TWO large sheets of steel on the roof of a Bradford school have been repaired and pupils are set to return to school tomorrow.

St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College's Ignis site, in Cunliffe Road, Manningham, which is the school's Maths and English block, has been closed today due to significant damage to its roof.

The school's Key Stage 3 students (Years 7, 8 and 9) remained at home today while roofers worked in rainy and windy conditions to repair two large sheets of steel which came loose at the apex of the roof.

A spokesperson from the school said this afternoon: "I am happy to report that the roofers have completed the repair work on the Maths and English block at Ignis and have declared the site safe.

"Key Stage 3 classes (Year 7, 8 and 9) will resume as normal tomorrow."

The school's Ardor site in Heaton was open as normal to Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 (years 10, 11, 12 and 13).

In announcing the school's closure this morning, headteacher Lawrence Bentley said: "With the weather forecast for tomorrow indicating strong winds, this creates a significant and unpredictable risk across the site.

"We are working with the college architect who agrees that the roof presents considerable risk to anyone present on site."

He also said that urgent repair had been arranged.