£150k school claim over trip
A SCHOOL is being sued for up to £150,000 by a woman who broke her wrist when she tripped over a kerb in its car park.
Amanda Garrood, who had been attending an evening class, fell as she returned to her car in the darkness.
She believes that a car must have been parked over a raised kerb when she drove into the car park, so she was unable to see it.
Now Ms Garrood is taking St Mary’s Church of England Junior School Academy Trust in Long Stratton, Norfolk, to the High Court over the accident.
Ms Garrood, of Long Stratton, says the trust failed to warn her of the raised sections or stop her walking on them.
She also says the trust failed to light the car park adequately, failed to stop other cars from parking on the raised sections, and allowed her to walk in an unsafe area.
The school declined to comment.