DOZENS of school pupils will be unable to sit their SAT exams at a York school tomorrow.

Following a burglary at Dringhouses Primary this weekend, the school and City of York Council have contacted all parents - including those of 39 pupils due to take the exams on Monday.

A council spokesman said the school would be closed to all pupils on Monday, and the exams would now take place at York High School.

York Press:

A City of York Council spokesman said on Sunday evening: "Tomorrow’s SATs exams will take place at York  High School tomorrow at the same time they were due to take place, 9am. Pupils will be met at the school by staff from Dringhouses primary school.

"All Year 6 parents and carers have been advised of this and all parents have been informed of the school closure.

"Thanks to staff, governors, parents and carers, York High School, the community and everyone for their support."

The school published the following tweet on Sunday evening, thanking the public for their support.

In a tweet earlier in the day, the school said: "As you may be aware, this weekend school was broken into with considerable damage caused.

"The safety of the children and the staff is our number one priority and therefore the school will not be open tomorrow."

North Yorkshire Police said on Saturday that damage had been caused to a window at the school in St Helen's Road, but could not confirm what was taken in the break-in.

York Press:

Anyone who saw anything suspicious is urged to contact police on 101 quoting job 225 of Saturday, May 11.

A further update is expected to all pupils tomorrow, on whether the school will be able to reopen on Tuesday.