AN IRVINE primary school has remained open this week - despite ongoing issues with their heating system and electical power.

Sources have told the Times Castlepark Primary School and Early Learning Centre (ELC) pupils have had to endure classes with no heating - nor hot water - for the whole of this week.

The school was, however, shut on Thursday, January 19, "due to a heating failure within the school building".

It reopened a day later with the school's head teacher, Graham Marshall, informing parents via text: "Heating engineers have been on site all day (January 19) and I can now confirm that the school will be open as normal tomorrow."

However the Times understands that the problems are persisting - but that pupils and staff have been asked to perservere.

North Ayrshire Council have since confirmed that the school has been experiencing issues - but that measures have been put in place to ensure that Castlepark Primary School and ELC can remain open.

They also added that the situation has not affected pupils or their lessons.

A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: “Castlepark Primary School and Castlepark ELC have experienced some issues with the heating system and general electrical power in recent days.

“Temporary measures have been put in place to ensure the school remained open.

“The situation has not impacted on the children or their lessons, and parents and carers will be notified if there are any changes.”