Back to lessons for pupils of fire damaged school

Fire at John Ray Infant School

Pupils from an infant school in Essex destroyed by fire are returning to lessons today.

The John Ray Infant School in Braintree burned down just days before the start of term.

Today Year 1 and Year 2 pupils will be taught at the former site of Takeley Primary School.

Each day coaches will travel the 20 minute distance between John Ray Infant School and the Takeley building.

While the pupils are being taught in Takeley, work will start on furnishing temporary accommodation on the John Ray Junior School site and neighbouring Notley High School land.

It is estimated this work will take two months to complete, with pupils moving back on 4 November. It's hoped John Ray Infant School will be rebuilt by September 2015.