SCHOOL staff have apologised about cold classrooms caused by a broken boiler pipe.

Henry Box School in Witney wrote to parents last week, stating that two blocks of classrooms did not have heating, due to an underground leak in the pipework.

Staff at the secondary school said repair works have already commenced, but 'may take some time to complete'.

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The letter added: "During the current cold spell, we are reviewing which classes may be moved to alternative classrooms temporarily.

"As many lessons require the specialist equipment in the classrooms in the affected blocks, most classes cannot be moved and the rooms may be very cold in the mornings.

"We apologise for the inconvenience this situation may cause and assure you, and our students, that we will ensure the repairs are completed as quickly as possible."

The classrooms affected are inside the old science block and inside the design and technology block, the letter said.

Contractors have been assigned to identify the source of the leak and carry out the repairs.