Two schools closed amid the swine flu outbreak will reopen after half-term, officials said today.

Schools across the borough were closed this week for the holiday but Barnes Primary School and Lady Eleanor Holles School (LEH), in Hampton, locked their gates a week early after swine flu outbreaks were confirmed.

At Barnes Primary, in Cross Street, a year three boy went down with the H1N1 virus, and the school was shut on Health Protection Agency (HPA) advice.

A Richmond Council spokesman confirmed today the school would reopen on Monday, and LEH is also set to reopen at the same time.

The double closure followed the first cases in the borough which were diagnosed at Hampton School - which neighbours LEH in Hanworth Road.

The school was shut for a week when a year seven student was diagnosed with the disease and three more were subsequently found to have the virus.

The historic boys school reopened on May 18.

Following the closures, Vincent Cable, MP for Twickenham, asked Health Secretary Alan Johnson for clearer guidance as to when antiviral treatment should be given to people who are not yet infected.

“The school incidents seem to have been dealt with sensibly on advice from the Health Protection Agency following the precedent of other suspected cases in London schools,” he said.

“I am, however, concerned at other cases affecting residents where there is more risk of infection than in the schools, but where there is confusion over policy.

“I am awaiting a reply to two urgent letters to the Secretary of State, Alan Johnson, about airline cabin crew who are travelling to countries like Mexico but are not being issued with Tamiflu.

“Despite travelling in unhygienic conditions where germs spread easily, British Airways has been resisting pressure to protect staff.

“In Parliament, Alan Johnson assured me he will be raising the issue with the company.”