A FIRE-HIT school is likely to stay closed for some time, education chiefs say.
Youngsters are being forced to stay at home after the fierce blaze ravaged Greenside Infant and Nursery School, Almondbury.
Education service spokeswoman Sue Lord said: "The school is definitely going to be closed for quite some time.
"It's going to require a substantial amount of work to put right."
A plan is being drawn up for temporary accommodation to be brought on to the site in Greenside Avenue.
But officials are warning this could take time to arrange.
In the meantime, talks are taking place about whether the children can go somewhere else while they wait for portable classes to be brought into use.
Headteacher Sal Armitage is writing to parents to tell them about the situation.
She will also outline how they can claim for belongings left behind when the 120 pupils were evacuated on Monday.
Mrs Lord said: "Some were having PE and all their new uniforms were left inside."
Contractors Jarvis, involved with Kirklees Council in a private-public partnership deal, have been on site to make inspections.
Three classrooms were badly damaged after the fire broke out in the three-storey building.
Mrs Lord said: "Unfortunately, we are not in a position to say anything about a timescale for the school's reopening."