LITTLE Lisa Reid wandered off from her school without anyone noticing.

Now her dad Matthew has spoken of his anger after finding his three-year-old daughter alone in a ginnel in Golcar.

He was on his way to pick up Lisa from the nursery at Beech School when he found her in the alleyway, distressed and not wearing her coat.

Mr Reid said: “She was very upset.

“She won’t say what happened but she’s been very clingy since then. She keeps asking for cuddles

“I’m very upset and worried about what happened.”

Mr Reid was walking from his home on Lilac Walk to the school on Beech Avenue when he found his daughter at 3.10pm on Wednesday.

He went straight to the school to demand answers.

Mr Reid said: “They didn’t even know she was missing, which I think is disgusting.

“We still haven’t found out when she left school, but a neighbour of mine said they saw her on Beech Avenue 10 minutes before I found her.

“It’s a very busy road with lots of school traffic going up and down. I’m worried about her safety.”

At the end of the school day, children of Lisa’s age are meant to be kept inside the school building, behind a locked door, until their parents come to pick them up.

Mr Reid spoke to Beech School’s head teacher Jenny Hume about the incident – but wasn’t happy with her response.

He said: “She wasn’t even investigating what had happened.”

Mr Reid and his partner Emma Dyson are considering moving Lisa and their son Callum, four, to a different school.

Mr Reid said: “We have to continue sending them to Beech School for the time being but we’re looking for some better education for them. We’ve also contacted a solicitor to try to take the matter further.”

The Examiner contacted Beech School yesterday for a comment.

Mrs Hume declined to speak directly to the paper, but did later issue a statement through the Kirklees Council press office.

It read: “Safety and security are always of paramount importance to the whole school community. Our security standards are usually extremely high and we would like to apologise for this lapse.

“An investigation was carried out straight away and immediate steps have been taken to prevent any possibility of a repeat.

“Procedures on staffing in our early years setting have been tightened up even further. We have also consulted with a family support worker from the local authority and worked closely with Mr Reid to keep him fully informed.”

Beech Early Years Infant and Junior School caters for children aged between three and 11.

There are about 170 children at the school.