Temporary classrooms for storm-hit Holy Cross School, Uckfield

Updated: 2.40pm, Monday, January 6

East Sussex County Council has said the school is being made safe and temporary classrooms prepared.  The school looks forward to seeing pupils at 8.40am “sharp” on January 8.

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Storm damaged Holy Cross CE School, Uckfield, will not re-open until Wednesday, January 8, at the earliest.

The premises were damaged in the early hours of Christmas Eve as gales ripped off the roof.

Headteacher Justin Heath has said in a message to parents the school will be closed to all pupils on today (January 6) and Tuesday (January 7).

In a message on Facebook, Mr Heath said: “This will allow us to make safe preparations involving the commissioning of portable classrooms, erection of scaffolding for repairs, and movement of furniture around the school etc. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Offers of help

He said he had been “moved” by the man offers of help and would have liked to take them up.

However, he said, there was little volunteers could do.

“It must be staff must move resources around, so that they know where they have put them and other people are insured and accountable for their work under the insurance claims etc. Thanks, once again, for your understanding,” his message said.

Mr Heath also said East Sussex County Council was fully aware of the problems faced by the school and were working with them to make arrangements.

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