Two Crewe schools deemed 'unsafe to open' following serious water board issue
By Ryan Parker
21st Mar 2023 | Local News
Two Crewe schools were deemed 'unsafe to open' for pupils following a serious water board issue - with both having no running water inside their buildings.
St Thomas More Catholic High School and St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Dane Bank Avenue, closed to pupils on Tuesday 21 March - due to disruption caused by a water board issue.
The serious water board incident on Dane Bank Avenue meant the Crewe schools had no running water.
A section of Dane Bank Avenue outside St Thomas More and St Mary's was closed due to major flooding on the road.
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Head teacher of St Thomas More, Mrs Hogg, announced its closure on social media - encouraging Year 11 pupils to use their day off 'wisely.'
The statement read: "Due to disruption caused by a water board issue on the road, STM has no running water this morning hence it is unsafe to open the school.
"School will be closed Tuesday 21 March. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
A follow-up statement read: "Thank you for your understanding today. We will keep you posted as soon as we have any more information.
"There will be tasks on SMHW. Year 11 use this day wisely."
Head teacher of St Mary's, Mrs Wright, also apologised for 'any inconvenience' caused by the school's closure.
Both Crewe schools hope to have the water board issue solved quickly - in attempt to reopen on Wednesday 22 March.
Crewe Nub News will keep local residents updated on whether the two schools reopen that day.
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