All Irvine Royal Academy pupils can now return to school tomorrow, after the school's water issue was finally fixed.

Irvine Royal Academy said: "Water issue has now been resolved, All students return to school tomorrow Thursday 11th January.

"Apologies again for the inconvenience."

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “The water supply has now been fully restored to the school. The heating system is also in full working order. Final checks have taken place and we can confirm that the school will re-open for all pupils from tomorrow.

“We had put in place contingency arrangements to enable S4-S6 pupils to return to school today. These include temporary toilet facilities and access to drinking water, but these have not been required, as the water supply has been functioning normally since this morning.

“Given the disruption to learning this week, a decision has been taken to postpone preliminary examinations for one week, to give our pupils more time to prepare. Additional supported study classes will also be available to support our learners.

“We have endeavoured to keep parents and staff fully informed of the progress being made to resolve the water supply issue. We apologise for the inconvenience this matter has caused our pupils and their parents/carers.”