School stays shut after Legionella scare

Newark Hill Primary School
Newark Hill Primary School will remain closed this week Photo: ITV Anglia

A primary school in Peterborough will remain closed this week after tests showed legionella in the water system.

Chlorination of the hot and cold water systems at Newark Hill Primary School has been completed, but the city council says it will stay closed until full test results are available.

Pupils will be set homework via email, and staff are working in available office space around the city. The headteacher and senior management staff will be at the school to answer calls from parents.