Byker Primary School

School Closure Update

UPDATE 18:35

Dear parents and carers,

The electricity came back on at the school and the surrounding area at approximately 5:30pm today. 

Barring no further issues throughout the night, please take this as notice that we will be re-opening tomorrow Friday 11th June as normal. 

Thank you for your understanding with the situation that we found ourselves in this morning. 

Byker Primary School


Dear parents and carers,

I’m glad to be able to say that the electrical problem from 6:30am this morning is scheduled to be repaired by 6:00pm. Whilst I can’t guarantee this will be the case, I think we can assume that school will be open again tomorrow morning (Friday 11th June) as usual.

Should there be further problems that would prevent opening, we will contact those of you signed up to the website email. Those not yet signed up should check the website / Twitter page before leaving. No update will mean we are open.

The issue was not from school but a faulty power cable underground in the community. Some of you may also have been affected at home. They are digging to repair it today.

Thanks for your understanding and apologies for any convenience.

Best Wishes,

Mr John Newton