Infant School: Update
issued to parents
Burnham-On-Sea school which has been forced to close for a week
due to power supply problems has issued an update for parents.
We reported here
that Burnham-On-Sea Infant School had sent its pupils home last
Wednesday (April 17th) and advised parents that it would not re-open
until Wednesday April 24th.
Saturday, the school issued a statement on its website, saying:
"The inspection is progressing well. I apologise that it
is taking a considerable amount of time. This is due to the severity
of the incident on Wednesday that has resulted in the need to
check every wire, circuit, socket and light fitting across the
school and then PAT test all the electrical equipment to ensure
it is all completely safe."
just PAT testing our equipment takes two days so it is a lengthy
process. There has been a large team working in school immediately
following the incident, including over the weekend. I understand
that the school being closed causes significant issues for families
and if there had been any alternative we would have stayed open."
"On Monday morning April 22nd between 8:45 and 10am the children's
bookbags will be available for collection from the reception playground
area. You will find some activity sheets inside to suppliment
the activities on the class pages."
are happy for you to arrange for another parent to pick up your
child's bookbag for you if you are unable to get there yourself.
We thank you for your patience in this difficult situation."