A PRIMARY school in Bradford has closed after being damaged.

Cavendish Primary School, in Hall Road, Eccleshill announced this morning that the setting would be shut to pupils and staff.

The school - which had 451 pupils on the school roll at the time of its last Ofsted inspection four years ago, in January 2020 - said the closure is due to flood damage from a burst pipe.

It added that further information would come later today.


Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cavendish Primary School, in Hall Road, Eccleshill, BradfordCavendish Primary School, in Hall Road, Eccleshill, Bradford (Image: Google Street View)

A full statement released by the school via Bradford Council's school closures webpage at 7.11am said: "Due to flood damage school will be closed to pupils and staff.

"Further information will follow later today.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Headteacher Jonathan Nixon told the Telegraph & Argus at around 9.30am: "Cavendish Primary School is closed today (Monday 5th February) whilst we work hard to clean up after flood damage that has occurred over the weekend due to a burst pipe.

"We hope that school will be open tomorrow but will provide further information as soon as possible."

Cavendish Primary joined the Exceed Academies Trust in May last year.

The Bradford-based academy chain runs 13 schools in the district currently.

This includes Cavendish Primary, as well as Appleton Academy, Baildon Glen Primary School, Bowling Park Primary School, Bradford Alternative Provision Academy, Copthorne Primary School, Cottingley Village Primary School, Harden Primary School, Holybrook Primary School, Horton Grange Primary School, Horton Park Primary School, Knowleswood Primary School, and Oastlers School.