A MIDDLE school was forced to close for two days due to leaking pipes.

An underfloor water pipe at Corbridge Middle School had sprung a leak, leaving the school with no heating from Monday.

A letter to parents said the school would be closed on Tuesday while the pipe was replaced.

The letter, from headteacher Jane Kennedy, read: “I would like to thank all pupils and staff who have coped so cheerfully today in cold conditions.

“I do apologise for the inconvenience caused, but the welfare of your child is, as always, our most important priority.”

The school was expected to reopen on Wednesday, but a further leak was discovered.

The original pipe, which was beneath the concrete floor in the main corridor, had been fixed.

However, when the water was turned back on, another leak further along the pipe in a classroom was discovered which led to more flooding and the water had to be switched off again.

The further repairs meant the water would be off on Wednesday and meant the school had to be closed for a second day running.

The school reopened on Thursday.