1. ITV Report

Jersey's Haute Vallée and Mont a l’Abbé Secondary School remain closed due to damaged roof

Children are being sent home from Haute Vallée School in St Helier after Storm Ines led to issues with the roof. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Two schools in Jersey will remain closed today due to strong gales damaging the roof.

Children were sent home from Haute Vallée School and Mont a l’Abbé Secondary School in St Helier yesterday after Storm Ines caused 'disturbance to the roofing fabric' of the building.

Mont a l’Abbé Secondary will remain closed today (Friday 14 February) and Haute Vallée will be closed to students in years 7, 8 and 9. Year 10 and 11 students will be taught in an area which has not been affected.

  • WATCH: The damage to the roof at Haute Vallée school.

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Yesterday, pupils and staff in the affected part of the building had to be moved to the school's sport hall and theatre to 'provide protection from flying debris'. Those at Mont a l’Abbé Secondary School were advised to stay indoors.

All students and staff were then sent home for safety reasons.

In a statement, the Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department thanked parents and carers for their understanding.

The safety of all members of our school community is paramount and we have worked throughout the day to ensure that students and staff were safe and that they all left the site safely.

We would like to reassure parents and carers that a detailed inspection of the damage has been undertaken and remedial repairs of the roof are planned to be completed tomorrow morning, when the wind has dropped and it is safe to access the roof. Further updates to this situation will be issued as and when we have them.

– hildren, Young People, Education and Skills Department