AN East Lancashire school forced to shut its doors last week due to the coronavirus has reopened.

Shuttleworth College, on Burnley Road, Padiham, was closed for a day on Friday for a deep clean.

It opened again this morning for a small number pupils. the children of key worker kids and vulnerable youngsters.

A second East Lancashire school - St John Fisher and St Thomas More Roman Catholic High School, in Colne, remains closed after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

The Gibfield Road secondary is currently being given a deep clean.

A notice on its website says: "We are closed currently for cleaning. This will include a deep clean in all parts of the school.

After this has been done, Fisher More will reopen following all the latest government and Public Health England recommendations."

A letter of Shuttleworth College parents last week said: "One of the teachers who was on our site last week with Burnley High School has tested

positive for the virus this week."

As a result Shuttleworth College was closed for a day on Friday for a deep clean reopening this morning.