PORTSDOWN Primary School, Cosham, was evacuated after it was flooded.
Staff saw a heavy stream of water flowing down a hill at the back of the school’s playground, over the wall, and into the school shortly after 10am.
They evacuated the children to the upper school, which is in a higher part of the building, and a children’s centre in a different building.
One fire crew from Cosham arrived on the scene at 10.40am. The firefighters made a wall out of sandbags to protect the building from further flooding.
Irene Baldry, the school’s headteacher, said: ‘Water was rushing over the wall like a waterfall.
‘Within half an hour it had flooded five classrooms, the school hall, kitchen, my office and the hallway.
‘Half the school was under water – it was two and a half inches deep in some places.’