An Irvine secondary school will reopen to senior pupils and staff tomorrow, with chemical toilets being brought in until issues with its water supply are fixed. 

Irvine Royal Academy will be open to S4, S5 and S6 pupils and staff tomorrow (Wednesday), with years S1-S3 to remain at home for now.

A number of portable chemical toilets are being brought in until issues with the school's water supply have been resolved.

Irvine Royal Academy have said bottled water and catering will also be provided with the kitchen remaining closed.

Prelims will be delayed by one week and supported study sessions will be offered. An updated timetable will follow in due course.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “Owing to a problem with the cold water supply, we decided to temporarily close Irvine Royal Academy on Monday afternoon.

“The school remained closed on Tuesday as Scottish Water continued to
investigate the cause of the problem. We are in a position to re-open the
school to S4, S5 and S6 pupils only on Wednesday.

“Arrangements are in place to provide access to temporary toilet
facilities, bottled water and catering services.

“We will continue to keep parents/carers up-to-date with the situation via
text messages.”

A spokesperson from Scottish Water said: “Scottish Water attended Irvine Royal Academy on Monday 8 January to investigate a report of no water supply.

"Appropriate checks were undertaken and the loss of water supply appears to be an issue with the private supply to the school. The school has been informed of this and the matter has been passed to their licensed provider.”