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Haydon School Update on Flooding

Many areas of the school were severely flooded during the torrential rain on Tuesday evening. ... 

Many areas of the school were severely flooded during the torrential rain on Tuesday evening.  In my 21 years at the school I have never seen so many different areas of the school suffer with severe water penetration.  Three fire engines supported the site team on Tuesday evening to pump out one of the boiler rooms.  They did not leave until after midnight. 

This morning we have been assessing the damage.  My biggest concern is the safety of the electrical installations in many of the buildings that have suffered water damage and electrical engineers will be on site later today to make an assessment of whether we can switch the power back on.

I am sorry that communications were sent out late last night. The power to some of the ICT switches was shut down as a precautionary measure which resulted in network manager having to return to school to send out communications.  Messages were posted earlier on the school website ( and on Twitter (@HaydonSchool)

The decision to close the school is never taken lightly and I consulted with the Chair of Governors before making the decision. My biggest priority was for the health and safety of students and staff.

At the moment, I am awaiting further information from the electrical engineers and I will send out a message later today with an update about whether school will be open tomorrow, whether school will be partially open or whether we will have to close again

Kind Regards
Robert Jones |Headteacher | Haydon School


Also please note our Open Morning for Thursday 3 October will be cancelled and any bookings made by lettings/hirers of our facilities will also be cancelled. 
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.