PUPILS have returned to school after flash flooding.

Interim Head Teacher, Dan Ramshaw has confirmed that everything is 'back to normal' after Bellingham Middle and Primary, on Redesmouth Road recovered from its flood disruption in May.

Both buildings suffered flood damage caused by heavy rainfall causing the schools to use local community buildings for learning and take part in outdoor activities.

Some pupils even had to be taught remotely during the disruption.

All roads in and out of the village were impassable for several hours, television satellite signals were lost and some saw brief power outages.

Unfortunately at the time, Year 6 pupils were also doing their KS2 Sats and had to complete the tests out of the school.

Thankfully all students returned to the site earlier this month with no more disruptions.

Mr Ramshaw said: "Both schools are now open and all pupils are back in and following the usual timetable. 

"Staff are working brilliantly to ensure pupils' safety through cleaning and footwear procedures to maintain the cleanliness of carpets and flooring, with pupils cooperating.

"We are continuing to work closely with NCC and our contractors up to the summer holidays to maintain a safe school environment, which has proved successful."