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The Flood

We are delighted to let you know the restoration
Project is now complete!! It has been a long summer ensuring everything was completed on time in preparation for all of the children returning. All of the children are now back on site and in our beautiful new building take a look through the photographs below, and rest assured we will have you all in the building as soon as we are allowed to COVID permitting. 
Mrs Goffin

On Monday 7th June at 6am we entered the Albany Junior Building to find 75% of it under water. Straight away we sourced the issue and isolated the water. A pipe had burst with an incredible amount of water pressure. 

An emergency clean up team arrived by lunchtime to pump the water out of the building. The burst pipe itself was fixed by 10am. 

Unfortunately due to the burst happening over a weekend school was under inches of water.

The water has caused a significant amount of damage - Carpets, vinyl flooring, skirting boards, built in furniture the corridor library shelving and much more has to be removed. 

Teachers were tasked with stripping the classrooms of all furniture, displays, books, their belongings until the rooms and corridors were completely empty. Staff have worked tirelessly to keep to deadlines for the restoration team.


Phase one of the restoration project is now underway - Upper school and all of that half of school including staff facilities and corridors  are empty and under the drying out schedule. 

We are working with many different teams of people and professionals  to get school up and running again.

Hopefully you've all read the letters and updates over the past two weeks 

We intend to keep you updated using this page. Please scroll down for photographs and videos. We cant wait to have all the children back in face to face lessons from Monday albeit not in their usual rooms.


Thank you for your kind wishes, gifts and patience at this very difficult time. 


Mrs Goffin and the Albany Team  



We are starting to see small steps of progress and definitely moving in the right direction!

Hall floor being removed!

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Midlands Restoration team working super hard in the heat to remove the floor. As you can see it is very stubborn!

Mr Granger taking more floor up this morning! 19.7.21

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Some progress - painting and skirting boards underway this week! 16/7/21

Swimming pool in the staff toilets!

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Water in Upper School!

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Some of the corridor and upper school when the water had started to drain out!

Pictures of Upper School when the water started to empty

Upper School now it's empty - 17.6.21

Everything is packed up in these containers :(