A gas leak has occurred on our school site last night after parents evening that has meant the gas supply to school has been cut off until the leak is repaired. I have been at school all night with the engineers, and at present they are still unable to fully stop the leak.
Due to the ongoing gas leak, school will be closed to all pupils today as, in addition to the potential risk- there will be no heating in school, there will be no hot water in school and further parts of the school will need to be dug up for the repairs to take place.
The decision to close the school or send pupils home is never taken lightly, but in this instance, we have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and well being of all pupils.
We are aware that school closures inconvenience parents and carers but we have not been able to give more notice due to the nature of the emergency.
At this time, we are unable to say if the repairs will be completed in one day. We will be liaising closely with the contractors and will let you have further updates as soon as we have them.
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding.