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School closed as ceilings 'unsafe'

Albert Primary School in Penarth has been closed, after staff noticed damaged ceilings. Vale of Glamorgan Council says it will probably remain shut for the rest of the week.

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School closes after being deemed 'unsafe'

The school's governing body took the decision to close the school last night

A primary school in the Vale of Glamorgan has been closed, after an inspection found parts of it were unsafe.

Albert Primary School in Penarth was founded in 1878 and is Grade II listed.

The school posted a statement on its website stating that after an inspection by Vale of Glamorgan Council, the governing body had "reluctantly taken the decision to close the school with immediate effect."

More than 380 children attend the school, with a further 70 in its nursery unit.

The school closed for more than 10 days in December after problems with its boiler.

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