Primary school pupils are being forced to travel six miles for their English and Maths lessons as the school finds it hard to recruit a full-time teacher.

After failing to fill the numeracy and literacy post after a teacher left last summer, Easington Primary in East Yorkshire took on a supply staff member.

But the stand in, who had been expected to stay until July, left at the end of last year.

Faced without a teacher for their year five and six pupils, the school arranged for a minibus to take pupils to nearby Patrington Primary for maths and English lessons between 9.15am and 12pm each day.

The 21 pupils eat lunch at Patrington before making the 15-minute journey back to the remote village of Easington.

Both schools are part of the same academy trust and share one headteacher.

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