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. And, as Tom Sheldrick reports, today's return means the end of a tough period of upheaval for teachers, parents and pupils.
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.
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.
A school which closed a year ago over asbestos fears says the site will not fully reopen until after Christmas.
Pupils will continue to be taught in Ebbw Vale while the work is finished, although some may return to the Cwmcarn site in December.
The reopening of Cwmcarn High School, which has been closed since October last year due to asbestos, has been delayed following the death of a contractor last month.
James Paul, 26, from Abertillery, was found dead on the afternoon of July 19 on the school site.
A pathologist's report found he might have been electrocuted.
A joint statement by Cwmcarn High School and Caerphilly County Borough Council today said asbestos removal and remediation works 'have been unavoidably affected following the tragic death' of Mr Paul.
An inquest into Mr Paul's death was adjourned until 3 October while Gwent Police and the Health and Safety Executive carry out a joint investigation.
The family of Jamie Paul, 26, who died while carrying out work to remove asbestos at Cwmcarn High School, have paid tribute to him.
A 26-year-old worker found dead at Cwmcarn High School on 19 July may have been electrocuted, according to a pathologist's report.
James Paul from Abertillery was found dead at around 3pm in the afternoon in a suspended ceiling area of the school, Newport Coroner's Court was told today.
Workers had been removing asbestos from the 900-pupil school which had been forced to close over safety fears.
Mr Paul was pronounced dead at the scene and the coroner's court was told he had died from a cardiac arrest.
The inquest was adjourned until 3 October for Gwent Police and the Health and Safety Executive to carry out a joint investigation.
In a statement Caerphilly Council and Cwmcarn High School say the coroner is now looking into the death of a 26-year-old man found dead at the school last Friday.
Gwent Police and the Health and Safety Executive, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man discovered at Cwmcarn High School last Friday afternoon
Police were called to the school at approximately 3.15pm and are treating the death as unexplained.
The man, who was working at the school at the time of his death, is from the Abertillery area.
The school closed after a council-commissioned report found that asbestos posed a potential health risk.
Work has started on removing asbestos from Cwmcarn High School.
Specialist contractors are on site to make buildings safe for pupils to return.
They have been taught in Ebbw Vale since November - after their school was closed in October following a structural report.
Chair of Governors Gary Thomas described the beginning of asbestos removal as "fantastic news."