Flooding causes Kettering Science Academy to close

Most of the flood water was contained in the outdoor central circle
Most of the flood water was contained in the outdoor central circle

A flood on Deeble Road in Kettering forced a school to close its door to older pupils.

Areas of Kettering Science Academy’s Secondary Phase were flooded on the morning of Monday, March 3, due to a flood from water mains on Deeble Road.

The fire service advised the academy at about 7.30am that as a precaution it should close the secondary phase as water was still coming into the building.

By 10am, it was clear the flooding had stopped and the academy was cleaned up, with just a small amount of water left to pump out.

The damage caused was minimal with most of the water contained in the outdoor central circle (pictured).

In an unrelated incident, the toilet drains in the primary phase became blocked but pupils were able to continue their studies in areas of the secondary phase which were unaffected by the flooding.

Principal Paul Davies said: “We would like to thank parents for their understanding and assure them that we acted as quickly as possible.”