The mains pipe has been repaired, system flushed and all services working as normal. Despite using suction extraction to remove material for the next phase of the drainage renewal, the original mains water pipe to the school is plastic, and clearly very brittle, hence was damaged during the excavation work.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but it was a good practice exercise for if we ever have to close the school during the day again for example for a snow closure or other emergency.
Year 5 trip to the INTECH Planetarium will go ahead. We had to cancel HMS music lessons for all pupils as we could not guarantee school would be open – the session will be added on to the end of term.