A HEREFORDSHIRE school site has been closed for a second day due to sewage contamination, with families and staff warned not to enter.

An environmental issue in Westfield Walk has led to sewage polluting the grounds and car park of Westfield School in Leominster, according to a notice sent out by the school through Herefordshire Council on January 24.

A spokesperson for Westfield School said the "environmental issue" in the street meant that the younger classes of the school were closed on January 25.

And the school has now confirmed that the Westfield site will again remain closed today, January 26, due to ongoing remedial work outside the school requiring road closure.

"Until the fault with the drain is fixed, the clean-up operation cannot begin," a school spokesperson said.

"This is a very unfortunate situation for which all parties apologise, but we have to ensure a safe, sanitised site for our young people and staff."

The spokesperson said the site is expected to fully reopen on Monday, January 29.


In a statement on January 24, the school said the affected classes are Squirrel, Hedgehog, Otter, and Robin, warning parents and staff not to enter the Westfield site, which they said is contaminated.

Upper school classes (Red Kite, Woodpecker, and sixth form) can still access their building, which is unaffected. 

All staff were asked to report to the school's Ryelands building in the morning.

Westfield School is a small maintained Special School for students with severe or complex learning difficulties.

Its students are within the age range of two to 19 years.