A Halesowen primary school has sent home a string of classes due to staff shortages caused by covid.

Caslon Primary has sent home daycare, nursery, year two and year three pupils this week.

The move was in response to staff being off and rising covid cases. 

Headteacher Lynnette Holden Gough sent a message to parents today (Tuesday January 11) saying: "Due to rising case numbers and staff shortages some classes are closed until 17 January.

She added: "All work will move to remote learning for these classes and a big thank you to those who have already taken part in that remote learning yesterday.

"As ever we are trying to ensure the safety of all of the Caslon Community.

"Thanks for your continued support."

A spokesman for Dudley Council confirmed that classes at the Beeches View Avenue school had closed due to a staff shortage.