School closes due to 'significant flood'

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A Derbyshire school will be closed today because of a "significant flood" in the building.

It has been confirmed that Highfields School's Starkholmes Lower School site at Starkholmes Road, Matlock will not open today.

This means that the school is closed for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils only.

The message has been published on the school's website and on Derbyshire County Council's daily alerts for school closures.

However, the school's Lumsdale site on Lumsdale Road will be open as usual for those in Year 9 to 13.

A Year 8's Parents Evening scheduled for tonight at the Lumsdale site will still take place, the school has announced.

At this stage it is unclear when the Starkholmes Road building will reopen. It is also not clear how the flood has started.

Parents are advised to keep checking the school's website for further information.

No other school closures have been announced so far this morning. Several schools were forced to close or open later than usual yesterday due to snow and ice.

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