A school for special children in Bradford has closed down today due to a alleged virus outbreak.

A letter was sent out to parents of Delius Special School, located on Barkerend Rroad, reading: Unfortunately we have a viral outbreak in school, it is suspected but not confirmed norovirus.

“As a precautionary measure due to the vulnerability of our pupils and to allow us to fully deep clean the school the school will be closed to pupils on Monday 3rd December 2018.”

The school was due to undergo a deep clean over the weekend, with all resources being cleaned today.

The school is due to open as normal tomorrow (December 4).

The letter, from Headteacher Sally Joy, added: “If your child shows any flu, sickness, diarrhoea or high temperature symptoms please take them to the doctors and inform the doctor that the school they attend has suspect [sic] norovirus.”

The school has also asked that any children displaying those symptoms are kept at home for 48 hours once they have stopped.