A Valentine’s disco was scrapped and lessons were cancelled at Linslade School on Friday when the heavy rain brought flooding to the grounds of the Mentmore Road complex.
Floodwater up to a foot deep engulfed the middle school and was believed to have bee run-off from higher ground behind the buildings. Head teacher Kate Smith, who was on site at 7.30am had no choice but to shut for the day and message parents to collect their children.
She explained: “Initially, we looked towards every option to try to keep the school open. However, it quickly became apparent that, with the rain still falling and the water rising, we would have difficulty ensuring the safety of the pupils as they accessed and exited the site.