Wilmslow High School closes due to power cut


Due to a power cut which affected Wilmslow High School and the surrounding area this morning, the school has had to close this lunchtime.

Deputy Head Damian Haigh said "Students in Year 7 to Year 11 will contact parents after 12pm to get permission to go home and will be dismissed once they have permission. Those unable to make contact will be supervised in school until 3.10pm. We expect to be open as usual on Friday; please see school website for updates."

The power cut occurred at 9.45am and was caused by a fault on the high voltage network.

According to Electricity North West a total of 742 properties were affected (on Thorngrove Road, Broadway, Glenside Drive, Greenhall Mews, St Anne's Parade and Macclesfield Road) and the power supply was restored at 10:50am.

Wilmslow High School will be open as normal on Friday 12th September.

Wilmslow High School


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Richard Bullock
Thursday 11th September 2014 at 12:59 pm
We had the power off at work this morning, but it was all back on by about 11am. Seems odd to send people home at 12 noon if the power was restored - assuming the school is on the same grid.
Matthew Butler
Thursday 11th September 2014 at 1:46 pm
The power was still off as of around 12pm. The main issue that caused the closure was that the power cut also prompted an emergency water cut off for some reason.
Sarah Lane
Thursday 11th September 2014 at 4:31 pm
That has answered why I saw so many pupils around the area. Could not think why they were all out of school so early. Bet they loved it.
Mark Russell
Friday 12th September 2014 at 8:51 am
Why has the school not got a back up generator?
Stuart Redgard
Saturday 13th September 2014 at 12:42 am
Simple answer Mark. It doesn't need one to comply with statutory legislation. It's life safety systems. i.e. Emergency Lighting and Fire Alarms will have battery back ups. If it had a sprinkler system then it would require a back up generator. Having a back up generator adds a significant cost to the initial capital outlay and a significant ongoing operational expenditure.