The smart new signs were meant as a warning to drivers using a road outside a Huddersfield school.
The road markings were laid to alert drivers to the fact that children were likely to be in the area, using the school and its games area.
But someone should have pointed out to workmen just how to spell the word “School”.
It appeared in vivid yellow paint, along with zig-zag lines outside Moldgreen Community Primary School, as SOHOOL.
The mistake caused amusement among local residents, and one was quick to take a photo of the sign.
One said: “I don’t know exactly when the mistake was spotted but Kirklees Council did return pretty quickly to correct things”.
A council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a mistake was made when laying the road markings outside Moldgreen School.
“It was a simple case of human error, and was quickly rectified.”
The council staff rubbed out the offending stretch of the letter “C” to ensure the sign read correctly.
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