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    Henry James

    ANGRY parents claim they have been left in the dark following the temporary closure of Lydiate Primary School.

    Parents were initially told the school would be closed for only one day as building inspectors were visiting the site, but then parents were told it would be shut for all of this week.

    It is understood the concern is over structural problems with the building.

    Kym Cheetham’s sister Carrie Cheetham, has two children, who are eight and nine, who go to Lydiate Primary School.

    Kym, 46, said: “There has not been enough communication from the school about the closure.

    “My nieces are missing out on a week of their education and we fear that the closure could be longer.

    “Originally, my sister was told that the school would be shut on Friday and the building inspectors would be coming to the school.

    “We have been kept in the dark. They were then told it would be shut this week.

    “Apparently there is a meeting at the school this week about the issue.

    “My daughter was there for five years and there was lots of building work going on during that time.

    “If we took kids out of school, we would be fined for it. It seems there is one rule for them and another one for parents.

    “My sister has had to work from home this week. I am sure this has caused childcare issues for other parents.”

    A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “We are working very closely with the school and other partners to seek a resolution.

    “Further discussions will be taking place over the coming days to agree a way forward.”

    No staff at Lydiate Primary School were available for comment.

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