Thetford school remains closed

A Thetford school is set to be closed for a fourth day following two gas leaks in the space of a week.Pupils and staff at Rosemary Musker High School were told to go home on Monday after reports of gas in the building in Croxton Road.

A Thetford school is set to be closed for a fourth day following two gas leaks in the space of a week.

Pupils and staff at Rosemary Musker High School were told to go home on Monday after reports of gas in the building in Croxton Road.

Graham Sigley , chair of governors, said an engineer from Transco came out to fix the problem, but the smell of gas still remained, and a crew of workmen are continuing to investigate the cause of the second leak from a pipe under the school car park.

Mr Sigley said the safety of students and staff was number one priority and the governors were expecting the school to reopen as soon as the problem was indentified and fixed.

The school closure comes as its year 11s prepare for their mock GCSE exams.

“It is really frustrating because all of the children were into the routine of the school term and everything was going well and we were expecting a nice finish for Christmas,” he said.

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Mr Sigley added that the gas leaks were not thought to be connected to ongoing building work for a new admin and reception building at Rosemary Musker High School.

For more information, visit www.schoolclosures.norfolk.gov.uk.