A school has been forced to close today following a burst water main last week left the area without running water.

Biggin Hill Primary School posted a statement on its website saying it would not open following the burst water main on Bromley Common last Friday (July 7).

“This is a Thames Water issue as this impacts the health and safety, hygiene and food preparation needed to ensure our children are safe in school,” the school’s website says.

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The incident also forced Coopers Secondary School and other primary schools in the area to shut earlier than usual.

Some residents in Bromley and Biggin Hill are said to still be without water.

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A spokesperson for Thames Water said: “We’re sorry to customers in and around Bromley this afternoon, who may currently be experiencing low pressure, or no water.

“We have a team on site who are working to stop the flow and start the repair.”