A PRIMARY school closed early after water pipes leaked, flooding parts of the building.
Pupils at Trinity Croft Primary School, Dalton Lane, were sent home yesterday after the plumbing problem, but returned to lessons the following morning.
Headteacher Rebecca Allard said: “The school had to close earlier than usual due to a water leak, which caused flooding in parts of the building.
“The water supply has since been isolated by a plumbing engineer who made the necessary repairs.”
She added: “We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused, but the safety of the pupils is the school’s priority.
“The swift repair work which has been undertaken means that the school timetable has had minimal disruption as a result, and we’d like to reassure parents that this is a one-off incident.”
A council spokeswoman added that the flooding was nothing to do with heavy rains over Rotherham on Wednesday night.