Flood damage causes phased start to new term for Wensleydale School

The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form.

Damage caused by flooding will mean a staggered start for pupils at The Wensleydale School.

The school has written to parents to advise the school suffered “significant” damage during the flash floods on July 30.

Four areas of the school were damaged with ten classrooms set to be out of action at the start of term.

The letter to parents says: “It is anticipated that the builders will be cleared to commence repair work next Thursday, however the project will take several weeks to complete.

” In total, 10 classrooms will be out of action at the start of term and we therefore have had to consider how we can safely bring students back to school, whilst it remains a construction site.

“We have decided a phased return is the safest option.”

Years 7, 11 and 13 will return on September 4.

There will be no catering facilitiesaand students will need a packed lunch for the first three days of term.

School will provide a packed lunch for students on free school meals.

All students will then return on September 9.

The letter adds: “We will review the situation daily and update you as necessary.

“Dates may have to alter if the school has not dried out sufficiently for the building works to commence next week.”

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.