A Cheshire high school has had to close at "very short notice" today after a water main in the school building burst.

Helsby High School on Chester Road announced via its website that the building was currently without water, internet access and phone connections following the problem.

This had also made communicating the closure to parents "very difficult".

In a statement issued by the school's Digital Media Officer, Dean Lockley, Helsby High School said: "If any students do arrive in school then we will supervise them and make contact with parents.

"Students at home should log on to Microsoft Teams and ShowMyHomework, where teachers will do their best to provide as ‘normal’ lessons as possible.

"We are very sorry for all the disruption and inconvenience we know that this will have caused to parents and will keep parents updated on what we hope will be our re-opening tomorrow."

A Year 13 Parent Consultation Evening was set to take place today, however the school say that this will be moved onto the remote 'Parent Booking' system which was used throughout the pandemic.

The full statement can be viewed here: https://www.helsbyhigh.org.uk/2022/03/23/school-closure/.