Cwmcarn High School reopens after asbestos work

Pupils have returned to Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly - more than 14 months after it was shut due to fears over the risk of asbestos. They have been taught in Ebbw Vale while their school was made safe.

Pupils return to Cwmcarn school

A group of schoolboys arrive at Cwmcarn gates Credit: ITV Cymru Wales/Tom Sheldrick

Pupils at Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly have returned to the classroom this morning after their school was closed for over a year.

They have been taught at a school in Ebbw Vale whilst work to remove asbestos was carried out.

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Cwmcarn High School re-opens

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The school has been closed in October 2012 Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A Caerphilly school which closed over a year ago because of asbestos fears, will re-open today.

Work began to remove asbestos at Cwmcarn High School in June last year, after it was closed in October 2012.

Pupils were taught in Ebbw Vale whilst the work was being completed.

The school was due to re-open in September last year, but was delayed following the death of a contractor, who was working to remove asbestos.