A Christian school at the centre of controversy over a cross dropped from its logo went into “lockdown” today.

Parents of children at Oak CE Primary School in Huddersfield were shocked to get a text message.

The message from the Crosland Moor school said: “Due to safeguarding concerns all school gates will be locked. Access wil be from Main Gate only which will be opened from 3.10pm. Should you need to visit school before this please ring.”

The message also told parents attending a school show to make sure they turned up with tickets.

There were concerns about possible protests over the cross issue.

Oak Primary School logos

The school ran into a row when some parents complained that the cross has been dropped from the logo of the newly-merged school.

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They said because it was a Church school the cross should be an integral part of the logo. But the school insisted the cross logo had only been a temporary one and it has been replaced by the branches of an oak tree.

A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “The school gates have been closed as a precautionary measure to ensure the continued safety of pupils and staff during this period of increased media interest.

“Parents will be able to access the site at the end of the day to collect their children or by contacting the school office at any other time.”

No-one could say when the measures will be changed.