A primary school in Northampton will not open next week after traces of asbestos were found in a roof of the building.
A letter has been sent to all parents of pupils at The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Kingsthorpe, informing them about the delayed start to the new school term.
It is expected the school will open on Monday, September 9 after work is carried out to remove the asbestos from the roof cavity in the Key Stage One building.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “While there is no immediate danger the school wants to make this safe and carry out the essential works needed.
“Independent reassurance background air monitoring has been carried out throughout the school. The result of these tests show no elevated asbestos fibre levels.
“Further testing will be carried out during the removal works and before any reoccupation to ensure the safety of everyone.
“The process to start the work began as soon as the issue arose, however the school will not be ready to reopen before terms starts on September 5 and will be completely shut until Monday, September 9.”
Children in the reception year who were due to start school during the week starting September 16 will not be joining the school until Monday, September 23, at the earliest.