Whittlesey school to re-open after being shut for two days

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A Whittlesey school is to re-open after being shut for two days.

Sir Harry Smith Community College in Eastrea Road will welcome pupils back tomorrow (Wednesday, October 4).

A spokesperson for the secondary school said: “We’ve been assured by Anglian Water they are going to increase the mains water pressure and we will be in a position tomorrow to open the school as normal.”

The problems have included the school’s toilets not flushing.

The secondary school’s principal Dawn White said yesterday she had made it clear to Anglian Water that the college needed to re-open on Wednesday.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “Our engineers have been working with Sir Harry Smith’s Community College in Whittlesey to resolve the problem with their water supply.

“Although the water pressure supplied to Whittlesey is good, we believe for some reason it wasn’t high enough for the school’s internal plumbing system to work properly.

“Our engineers have now adjusted our network to increase the water pressure to the school and the water supply has returned to normal. The school should reopen tomorrow morning.

“We’re really sorry for the disruption this has caused and would like to thank the school and local parents for their understanding and patience shown while we’ve worked to resolve this.”


Whittlesey school to be shut for a second day