Boilers breakdown hits school

HUNDREDS of pupils at Etonbury Middle School, Arlesey, have been given a longer half term than expected after both gas boilers broke down. Years 5, 7 and 8 have been told not to return until next Monday because there is no heating in t

HUNDREDS of pupils at Etonbury Middle School, Arlesey, have been given a longer half term than expected after both gas boilers broke down.

Years 5, 7 and 8 have been told not to return until next Monday because there is no heating in the main building.

But Year 6 pupils returned to school today (Wednesday) and are studying for their SATS in Year 5 block where there is some heating. School dinners will also be available.

The decision to close most of the school was taken after discussions with the local authority and contractors.

The school said today on its website: "Although we cannot at this stage guarantee that the main school will be opening again on Monday we are doing our best to return to normal as soon as we possibly can.

"At this moment in time, we are making Year 6 pupils our priority as it is their SATS year."

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The evening for Year 5 parents will go ahead as planned tonight (Wednesday) at 6.45pm but the school has warned people to wear warm clothing.

But the proposed Year 4/5 literacy event planned for Friday has been postponed.

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