Pupils from the William Howard School in Brampton were sent home this morning after problems with the school's water supply.
Speaking to the News & Star Headteacher Lorrayne Hughes said:
"To ensure the safety of both students and staff the decision was made to close the school. Students arrived in school, were registered and all students departed safely by 9.20am."
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