Welwyn Garden City school closed due to flood

Swallow Dell Primary School. Picture: Danny Loo

Swallow Dell Primary School. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

A Welwyn Garden City school is closed today due to a “large water leak”.

Swallow Dell Primary School in Blackthorn Road is closed after a water pipe in the school’s kitchen burst and flooded the building over night.

The water had started to flood the main school building this morning.

Due to the water supply being switched off the toilets are unable to flush and meals can not be served to the children.

A notification was sent out through the Herts County Council messaging service.

It reads: “School will be closed today following a large water leak.

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“Thankyou in advance for your patience.”

Deputy head Mrs Ginger told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Work is underway to fix the issue and we are highly hopeful that the school will be open as usual tomorrow.”