Severn Trent Water issues: Cheltenham schools close after burst pipe causes shortage

  • Watch: Video from the scene of a burst water pipe in Cheltenham.

A number of schools in Cheltenham have closed due to a lack of water.

Supplies across a large part of the town went off this morning (Thursday 30 September), affecting both secondary and primary schools.

It is due to a burst water pipe in Brookfield Road, which is affecting residents in the GL53 area.

Severn Trent Water have apologised to residents in affected areas of Cheltenham. Credit: Severn Trent Water

Here is a list of schools that have closed today:

  • Belmont School

  • Balcarras School

  • Charlton Kings Junior Academy

  • Charlton Kings Infants Academy

  • Bournside School

  • Bettridge School

  • Warden Hill Primary School

At 3.21pm, Severn Trent Water said the repair is still "ongoing" but people should see their water supply "slowly returning to normal".

"Our team will continue to work hard at repairing this issue, in the meantime," the spokesperson added.