A SCHOOL has had to shut for the rest of the week after its building suffered 'serious' water damage. 

Dunmore Primary School in Abingdon, which teaches about 470 pupils, has told parents it will be closed tomorrow and Friday as a result of a leak.

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An email circulated to parents earlier today said the mains water supply has had to be switched off to investigate 'a leak which is causing serious damage to the building.'

The lack of water means the school will have no working toilet or catering facilities.

It is hoped the school will be able to reopen as normal on Monday.

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In an unrelated closure, Bletchingdon Primary School near Kidlington also had to close today as it had no water.