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Russell Scott Primary School experiences second flooding incident
Tuesday 21st June 2016 @ 13:46 by Adam Higgins
Denton & Audenshaw News

RUSSELL Scott Primary School in Denton has experienced a second flooding incident in the space of three months.

In a post addressed to parents on their Facebook page, shortly after 12:30pm on Tuesday, the Clare Street school said they had another flood of sewage in the Key Stage 1 toilet area last night (Monday).

Headteacher Stephen Marsland was at the school until 11pm with contractors Carillion to ensure “the school was safe and the drains cleared ready for this morning.”

It added: “Specialist cleaners are currently deep cleaning the immediate area where the flood occurred. We will keep you updated via Facebook, blog and parent mail throughout the day if anything changes. Thanks for your continued patience and support.”

The school – which has around 472 pupils – is currently open as normal.

In April, the school closed for a day after the building was deemed unsafe.

The action was taken after independent advice from “Architects, Mechanical and Electrical specialists, Access Consultant, Court Expert Witness and Insurance Risk Control Consultant” – all of whom believed that children and staff safety were compromised.