Heron Park Primary Academy in Eastbourne has confirmed it will be opening tomorrow.

This comes as at least two Eastbourne schools will NOT be.

They are Shinewater and Langney Primary.

The message posted yesterday says: “Heron Park is open as normal on Monday 4th January. Please see your emails for a letter from Mr Mccarthy. We hope you’ve all had a restful holiday and we look forward ro seeing you all Monday!”

The school is in Dallington Road.

Amid a surge in Covid cases, teaching unions have told primary school staff it is unsafe to return to work.

The government has said school closures are a “last resort” to curb infections.

Most primary schools in England are expected to open on Monday but secondary schools will reopen on a staggered basis, with exam year pupils returning on 11 January and others returning a week later.