St Michael’s Catholic Academy in Billingham will remain closed this week following heating problems at the school.

Engineers have identified a major water leak which requires the main block of the school to remain closed until significant repairs can be carried out.

School will remain closed for the remainder of the week, Wednesday 8 January to Friday 10 January 2014 for Year 7, 8, and 9 students. School will be open as normal for Year 10 and 11 students.

The school will keep parents fully updated at all times. Updated information will be posted on both the school and Stockton Council websites to keep parents informed of progress.

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FLORAL ART: The next meeting of Guisborough Floral Art Club will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 22 in St Nicholas's Parish Hall Guisborough. Susan Hall is the demonstrator and her title is "Something New".

SCHOOL CHOICE: Parents are being urged to choose the schools they want their children to attend before the cut-off point. The deadline for parents including those in Middlesbrough to return their Primary School Preference forms is Wednesday, January 15. The process can be carried out online – to complete the form, visit or call 01642-201872 for further information.