A SCHOOL reopened to pupils today after a roof collapse last week.
But work to repair the roof in the main hall at Hopton Primary School in Mirfield could take four weeks to complete.
During that time the hall will be out of action meaning that dinners, PE sessions and Christmas production rehearsals will need to be held elsewhere.
Andrew Blakeley, the head of the Woodend Road school said: Kirklees had been “brilliant’’.
He said the council took immediate action when part of the kitchen ceiling collapsed on Thursday.
He added: “A thorough assessment revealed there was sufficient damage to the main hall ceiling to merit remedial work and we closed the school yesterday so building services could erect scaffolding.
“The hall will be out of action for at least four weeks for a new, suspended ceiling to be created.
“There will also be new lighting and redecoration.
“We are therefore looking at alternative venues for lunchtimes, PE and productions.
“Parents have been extremely supportive and we are very grateful for that.”
A safe corridor is being created around the building so the 230 pupils and 30 staff can carry on as normal during the work.
The cost of the repairs is not yet known.