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Aylesbury school smoke damage 'significant'

Aylesbury school smoke damage 'significant'

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:21am 16th November 2018.

Children at a school in Aylesbury will have to be taught elsewhere for a few weeks, after a fire.

Smoke damage is so extensive at Broughton Infant School that it can't re-open as planned on Monday.

A dishwasher fire in the staff room shut the school on Wednesday and investigation work has been ongoing since.

After a day off, children have been taught at Broughton Junior School, but they don't have the capacity to host the entire Infant School.

So some will stay there, while others will be bussed to St. Louis and Oak Green schools.

Read the full letter to parents here.

It says:

We have planned for the clean-up operation to take up to four weeks.

However, we are hopeful that it can be completed more quickly, and that the school can be decontaminated in sections in order that we can phase the return of the classes to the site.

It could take a few weeks to repair all the damage so the school can re-open.

Interim Headteacher Karen Brooks says in the letter:

I want to thank all of the parents who have so kindly offered help and support and kept the staff fed and watered the day after the fire - it has been greatly appreciated by all.

I also must praise the resilience and commitment of all of our staff for keeping going in such difficult circumstances. It has been a team effort involving meticulous planning and everyone has been fantastic.

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