Burst pipe forces clo­sure of school

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By MATTHEW REVILLE matthew.reville@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @ET_REVILLE

CON­CERNS over the heat­ing and hot water sys­tems have forced Stan­ground St John’s School to close to­day.

The pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure was taken af­ter a plumb­ing prob­lem was dis­cov­ered at the pri­mary school yes­ter­day, but the spe­cific na­ture of the prob­lem has not been re­vealed.

Classes were un­af­fected yes­ter­day and a contractor will work to fix the prob­lem to­day at the school in Chapel Street.

Thank­fully, the school’s Year 6 SATS were all com­pleted last week and will not be af­fected by the clo­sure.

A spokes­woman for Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil said: “It is a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure and there were no leaks.

“But there was a prob­lem with heat­ing and hot water sys­tem.

“The chil­dren went home as usual on Thurs­day, but af­ter school clubs were can­celled.

“The school have a contractor com­ing to­day to fix the prob­lem, and the school are fairly con­fi­dent it will open as usual on Mon­day.”

Par­ents can keep up to date by look­ing at the school’s web­site for an­nounce­ments over the week­end and they will be con­tacted by the school’s in­ter­nal email sys­tem, known as “par­ent mail” if it closed on Mon­day.

No­body at the school was avail­able to com­ment yes­ter­day.

closed to­day: Stan­ground St John’s Pri­mary School is closed for the day be­cause of a con­cern with the heat­ing and hot water sys­tems.

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