A TEACHING union official said he understood Cwmcarn High School could re-open to pupils if only part of the site is used.

NASUWT Wales Organiser Rex Phillips told the Argus that it was his understanding that education could continue at the site if only parts of the school built after 2000 were used.

Mr Phillips said this would also include the performing arts block and if the school was provided with 35 demountable units on the school fields.

He said: "It should not be beyond the wit and the will of the Caerphilly authority and the Welsh Government to pull out all the stops to make this happen as soon as possible."