Dear Families, 

Good morning. We were contacted by Thames Water regarding burst water mains behind the school. Both Swiss Cottage School, Development and Research Centre & UCL Academy school buildings are closed due to the impact of the burst water pipes. The damage to pipes has led to no water, no functioning toilet facilities, and no functioning hygiene rooms across both school buildings and neighbouring homes. Thames Water informed both schools at 6am after engineering works took place throughout the night. We do not have a time of resolution.

We are very disappointed with the update and know this will be difficult for all families. Swiss Cottage School is closed. 

We are informing families and staff right away. Your child's class teacher will be in contact at 9:15am with today's virtual learning timetable through email. Please contact us on if you have any urgent questions. We will provide an update on the status of the school building by 5pm, and are hopeful the school can be re-occupied by tomorrow. 

Yours Sincerely,

Vijita Patel

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