Sefton Park School hit by water damage after thieves strike

September 30 2016

Sefton Park Infant and Junior School in Ashley Down was forced to close for an extra day in September after lead was stolen from its roof.

Sefton Park Infant and Junior School in Ashley Down was forced to close for an extra day in September after lead was stolen  from its roof.

A downpour caused severe flood damage to its premises, leaving school buildings potentially unsafe.

Headteacher, Jan Lonsdale, said in a message to families: “Thank you for the messages of support we had; the majority of you as parents were delighted that we were putting your children’s safety before all else. One would never wish to be cavalier about any risk of exposure to asbestos for our youngsters or staff.

“Thank you for being so understanding, since I am sure it was hugely inconvenient for some of you. We had a great year last year in many, many ways and we want to build upon this for the coming year.”

Sefton Park have revamped their playgrounds over the summer, painting railings and installing artboards, and a significant amount of internal decoration has been updated, including the classrooms by replacing carpet and interactive whiteboards.