Preston high school shuts after flooding

A Preston high school has been forced to close tomorrow after "significant flooding" during today's downpours.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 8:28 pm
Updated Monday, 12th July 2021, 8:32 pm
Penwirtham Girls' High School

Penwortham Girls' High School announced the unusual step on its website this evening with parents also understood to have been contacted.

The well-known, girls-only school on Cop Lane was due to break for the summer holidays on Friday.

In a statement on the school website, a message read: "Following the heavy downpour of rain, the school has incurred significant flooding affecting major areas of the school.

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"This has had an impact on a lot of classrooms and electrical systems.

"Sadly, as a result, we will have to close for one day tomorrow - Tuesday 12th July to assess the damage. All lessons will be on Classcharts."

Meanwhile, heavy showers caused several roads to flood in Preston today (July 12).

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