A WINDOW cleaner has disinfected a primary school for free to help teachers get ready to re-open on Monday.

Tom Henderson, who owns Furness Window Cleaning, offered to help Broughton CofE Primary School prepare to welcome back nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 following the coronavirus lockdown.

The 35-year-old, who lives in Broughton, has a six-year-old son, Sammy, who attends the school.

Mr Henderson, who has run his own business since 2017, said: “It’s obviously going to be a huge challenge for schools to allow more pupils to return so I wanted to do something to help.

“As well as ensuring the interior of the schools are clean, and regularly cleaned, they’ve got to consider the outdoor facilities, and that’s where I thought I could do my bit to help out.”

Mr Henderson, who also cleans the windows and guttering at a number of other educational establishments including Furness College and St George’s School in Barrow, spent a day disinfecting the exterior of Broughton Primary School.

On Fridays school will close early after lunch to allow teachers to prepare for the following week.

“Broughton is a brilliant school and Sammy is really looking forward to going back,” said Mr Henderson. “They have smaller class sizes than most schools so the prospect of maintaining social distancing will be slightly easier but it’s a challenge for all schools.”

Mr Henderson has also offered to clean any other school in the Furness area for free. For more information call 07502 869611.