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Ardleigh Green Infants School is closed due to flooding and structural damage in Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 12:47 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:25 08 March 2018

Flooding caused Ardleigh Green Infants School in Hornchurch to close for the day.

Flooding caused Ardleigh Green Infants School in Hornchurch to close for the day.

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Flooding and structural damage has caused a primary school in Hornchurch to close for the day.

Ardleigh Green Infants School in Ardleigh Green Road announced that the school is closed today (Monday, March 5) due to flooding.

Val Morris, headteacher at Ardleigh Green Infants, told the Recorder: “The flooding is mainly in the reception classrooms.

“The water was about five or 6in deep.”

The Hornchurch school currently has no electricity and the ceilings are unsafe.

The ceilings are unsafe after flooding caused structural damage at Ardleigh Green Infants School. The ceilings are unsafe after flooding caused structural damage at Ardleigh Green Infants School.

“I rang the fire brigade who responded immediately. The Harold Hill firefighters were really excellent,” said Mrs Morris.

“I would like to say a big thank you to them, and for how swiftly they tried to clear furniture out.”

Havering Council asset management also came to the aid of the school.

Mrs Morris added: “It’s been overwhelming, the support from the parents, I’m really grateful.”

The headteacher confirmed that the school will be closed for the rest of the day, and possibly tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6.

There are no phone lines, but the school can be contacted on their Facebook page.

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