THE VOLCANIC ash cloud has wreaked havoc with a nursery school in Northfields, causing it to close for the week.
Fielding Primary School in Wyndham Road is currently without five members of staff who are unable to get back to work due to widespread flight disruption.
A spokesman for Ealing Council confirmed the closure and said it was currently in the process of establishing if any other schools have closed.
A statement on the school's website reads: "We have five members of staff who are unable to return to the UK due to the flight disruption. At the moment we have no indication as to when they will return."
British residents are currently stranded across the globe after a cloud of gas from an Icelandic volcano has disrupted international flight paths.
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