Primary shuts doors after sick bug strikes 50 pupils at Leeds school

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A Primary school was sent home today (Monday) after a sickness bug struck more than 50 pupils.

Teachers at Parklands Primary School, in Seacroft, closed the school to prevent the illness from further spreading after dozens of pupils were struck down by the sickness bug.

The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that Parklands Primary is expected to re-open its doors on Thursday ahead of the last day of term before the Easter holidays officially get underway.

It is understood that around 50 pupils at the school, which currently has 289 students on its roll, have been affected by the bug.

Headteacher Chris Dyson said: “We have had to close the school due to a sickness bug.

“Around 50 pupils have been affected so far so we did not want it to get worse.

“We closed on Monday and will re-open on Thursday, before the holidays.”

Mr Dyson, who took over as headteacher at the school in September, said staff were in as normal.

Parklands Primary will re-open as normal on Thursday before the Easter holidays begin.

In March 2010 Woodlands Primary, at Harehills, was forced to close its doors after 80 pupils were struck down by the norovirus.