15th Aug, 2020

Burst water pipe causes flooding and extensive damage at Waseley Hills High School

WASELEY Hills High School has been forced to close its Maths and Science Block after a major water pipe burst in the roof causing extensive damage and flooding.

Students from Years Ten, 11, 12 and 13 were still in school today and will be tomorrow (Wednesday) after the pipe, which burst on Sunday afternoon, caused damage in classrooms, science labs, stairwells, corridors and social areas.

In a letter to parents, Headmaster Alan Roll said the Maths and Science block and the Jubilee block will remain closed for the rest of the week and all power has been turned off which will affect the heating and toilet facilities.

The Café is also closed and the school is looking at other ways to provide food with the catering partners AIP.

In the interim students are being asked to provide their own packed lunch and students who are entitled to free school meals will have a packed lunch provided.

Classes and registration groups will be rescheduled in rooms and where classes are suspended for Year Groups, work will be set by teachers to take home for completion.

As toilet facilities in the closed blocks are unavailable, the school is limited to the number of students that are allowed on site by health and safety law.

Mr Roll said: “Thank you for bearing with us in these most difficult times.

“The health and safety of our students is of paramount importance and unfortunately losing 15 classrooms, Café facilities and toilets in school means that we will have to take some logistical measures to ensure the continuity of teaching and learning as best possible.”

A rotational timetable for the remainder of the school week will be drawn up to ensure all year groups receive some teaching in school.

Parents will receive updates by 9.30am tomorrow (Wednesday).

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