A PRIMARY school has had to close for two days due to ongoing power issues.

Gorsefield Primary School in Radcliffe will be shut today because there is "no power or heating to large parts of the school, including the kitchen".

The lack of electricity means that the school would be unable to provide lunches for pupils, and there is no heating.

Principal Karen Bramwell said: "Due to a fault with the power outage of the main electrical feed into the school, the school had to make the decision to close on Monday and Tuesday because there was no heating and lighting.

"Measures have been put in place to address this issue and school will be open on Wednesday morning.

"A new upgraded main feed will be installed to the school during the half-term."

Messages were sent to parents on Monday, requesting that they collect their children as soon as possible. The school has taken the decision to remain closed today.

Engineers have been working on site to fix the problem.

The school in Robertson Street tweeted: "Thank you for your understanding today. Unfortunately, the issues are on going. Engineers will be working in school all day tomorrow. Therefore, we have no other option but to close school tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9, whilst this work takes place. Thank you for your continued support."