UPDATE: Cwmcarn High School governors agree to council repairs

South Wales Argus: 'SERIOUS RISK': Cwmcarn High School

10:21am Tuesday 18th June 2013

GOVERNORS of Cwmcarn High School have agreed to let Caerphilly council carry out £1 million-worth of asbestos repairs at the site, bringing an end to a two-week stalemate over the issue.

Governors 'furious' as Cwmcarn school asbestos saga drags on

South Wales Argus: 'SERIOUS RISK': Cwmcarn High School

9:12am Tuesday 18th June 2013

GOVERNORS of Cwmcarn High School met again last night in a bid to end a stalemate over who will complete £1 million worth of asbestos repairs at the site.

Head teachers 'childish' over Cwmcarn asbestos row - councillor

South Wales Argus: 'SERIOUS RISK': Cwmcarn High School

2:50pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

A CAERPHILLY councillor accused a group of headteachers of playground behaviour after they said the authority showed Cwmcarn High School "favourable treatment."

Cwmcarn asbestos school 'can re-open safely', expert tells MPs

South Wales Argus: MARCH: Campaigners wanting to ensure the reopening of Cwmcarn School are to launch a bid to raise £1million with a Buy a Brick bid

1:20pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

IT IS perfectly safe to reopen a Valleys school closed over asbestos fears, an expert told MPs.

Caerphilly council spends £640k on Cwmcarn asbestos crisis

South Wales Argus: MARCH: Campaigners wanting to ensure the reopening of Cwmcarn School are to launch a bid to raise £1million with a Buy a Brick bid

10:10am Monday 25th March 2013

CAERPHILLY council will have spent at least £643,364 dealing with the issues of asbestos at Cwmcarn High School come the end of the school year.

Cwmcarn school launches '‘buy a brick' to shift asbestos

South Wales Argus: MARCH: Campaigners wanting to ensure the reopening of Cwmcarn School are to launch a bid to raise £1million with a Buy a Brick bid

10:20am Thursday 21st March 2013

CAMPAIGNERS will today launch a Buy a Brick campaign in a bid to raise £1 million to ensure the re-opening of a Valleys school.

Council appeals for emergency funding over Cwmcarn school

5:53pm Tuesday 19th March 2013

CAERPHILLY council said tonight it is appealing to the Welsh Government for emergency funding to help address major asbestos problems at Cwmcarn High School.

Asbestos report vindicates us on Cwmcarn School - Caerphilly councillor's claim

5:44pm Monday 18th March 2013

A REPORT highlighting the extent of asbestos contamination at Cwmcarn High School "vindicates" the council's decision to close it, a Caerphilly cabinet member claimed tonight.

Governors at Cwmcarn asbestos school upset over choice of expert

South Wales Argus: IT’S A MESS: Cwmcarn High School shut its doors after asbestos was found in the building but Gary Thomas, chairman of governors, is questioning the independency of a report amid claims it is not impartial

11:30am Friday 15th March 2013

THE governors and head teacher of a Valleys schools closed over asbestos concerns say an independent expert employed to advise the council cannot be impartial – a claim the expert denies.

No plan to close Cwmcarn High School over asbestos - councillor

6:10pm Monday 11th March 2013

A SENIOR Caerphilly councillor has hit out at claims the closure of Cwmcarn High School over asbestos fears is linked to the council's plan to tackle surplus spaces in the borough.

Cwmcarn asbestos school report ‘imminent,’ parents told

South Wales Argus: PROTEST: Councillors were lobbied at a meeting this week

3:40pm Friday 1st March 2013

ABOUT 100 children have left Cwmcarn High since the school temporarily moved to Ebbw Vale, and the school has lost funding for these pupils, it was revealed at this week’s council meeting.

Parents protest over school closure

11:01am Thursday 28th February 2013

HUNDREDS of Cwmcarn parents and pupils chanted "save our school" to councillors arriving for Caerphilly's budget meeting last night amid claims they have ignored their request for help.

Hundreds protest over Cwmcarn school closure

South Wales Argus: BIG TURN OUT: Yesterday’s protest over Cwmcarn High School closure

9:23am Tuesday 26th February 2013

MORE than 700 angry parents and pupils yesterday took part in a protest march urging Caerphilly council to re-open Cwmcarn High School.

Live Cwmcarn High School protest

South Wales Argus: Cwmcarn High School protest

10:15am Monday 25th February 2013

Up to 700 parents and pupils protest over asbestos crisis

2,080 people join campaign to re-open Cwmcarn school

South Wales Argus: 'SERIOUS RISK': Cwmcarn High School

7:00am Friday 11th January 2013

MORE than 2,080 people have now joined a campaign to ensure a secondary school closed over asbestos concerns is reopened.

Cwmcarn pupils travel to new school site

South Wales Argus: INVESTIGATION: Some parts of Cwmcarn High School will reopen on Friday, but most of the school remains closed

9:48am Monday 5th November 2012

CWMCARN High School’s 937 pupils today make the 15-mile trip to their temporary home in Blaenau Gwent for the first time.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: Move to Ebbw Vale will cost £1.4m

South Wales Argus: TEMPORARY MEASURE: Cwmcarn sixth-formers having a history lesson at the school’s performing arts block last Friday

9:54am Wednesday 24th October 2012

CWMCARN High School pupils will remain together for this academic year at least – after Caerphilly councillors agreed a £1.4 million relocation to Ebbw Vale.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS: School to move to Ebbw Vale for a year

South Wales Argus: INVESTIGATION: Some parts of Cwmcarn High School will reopen on Friday, but most of the school remains closed

12:18pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012

A SPECIAL meeting of Caerphilly council will take place tonight to discusse the asbestos problems at Cwmcarn High School.

Cwmcarn pupils could move to escape asbestos

South Wales Argus: INVESTIGATION: Some parts of Cwmcarn High School will reopen on Friday, but most of the school remains closed

9:55am Tuesday 23rd October 2012

ALL pupils at Cwmcarn High School could relocate to another site to escape its asbestos-riddled buildings if councillors agree today.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Most Gwent schools contain asbestos

South Wales Argus: BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Most Gwent schools contain asbestos

9:19am Tuesday 23rd October 2012

HUNDREDS of pupils missed out on schooling last week following the abrupt closure of Cwmcarn High School over fears staff and pupils may have been exposed to asbestos fibres. NATALIE CROCKETT looks at the scale of the problem across Gwent schools.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: 100 pupils return to school

South Wales Argus: BACK AT SCHOOL: Cwmcarn High School sixth form pupils, from left; Paige Florence, Matthew Morse, Ben Jones and Bethan Morgan

4:14pm Friday 19th October 2012

MORE than 100 pupils returned to Cwmcarn High School today a week after the school was urgently closed because of fears over exposure to asbestos.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: Council must apologise for misleading, ‘ignorant ‘ advice - union

South Wales Argus: INVESTIGATION: Some parts of Cwmcarn High School will reopen on Friday, but most of the school remains closed

2:35pm Friday 19th October 2012

A UNION is demanding that Caerphilly council retract and apologise for providing misleading advice about the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: Some pupils go back

South Wales Argus: BACK AT SCHOOL: Cwmcarn High School sixth form pupils, from left; Paige Florence, Matthew Morse, Ben Jones and Bethan Morgan

10:16am Friday 19th October 2012

SOME Cwmcarn pupils have gone back to school today. Argus reporter Natalie Crockett is reporting from there this morning.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: Contractor suggested demolishing school

South Wales Argus: INVESTIGATION: Some parts of Cwmcarn High School will reopen on Friday, but most of the school remains closed

8:38am Friday 19th October 2012

A SPECIALIST contractor advised Caerphilly council to look at demolishing Cwmcarn High School after asbestos concerns led to the school’s closure last week.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: 'Plans ready' to allow some pupils back

South Wales Argus: INVESTIGATION: Some parts of Cwmcarn High School will reopen on Friday, but most of the school remains closed

11:01am Thursday 18th October 2012

PLANS are ‘firmly in place’ to allow some Cwmcarn High School pupils to return to school, headteacher Jacqui Peplinski said.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: Teachers turning to Twitter to help

South Wales Argus: WORKING AT HOME: Finlay and Harvey Reader and fellow pupil Alex Spencer Classes resume for some after asbestos scare, while other pupils are taught online

9:35am Wednesday 17th October 2012

TEACHERS have now turned to social media to help pupils with their work while the school is closed. More than 20 of the school’s teachers are thought to have been using Twitter to send out work and past papers for revision.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: Some pupils to return but hundreds more stay in limbo

South Wales Argus: INVESTIGATION: Some parts of Cwmcarn High School will reopen on Friday, but most of the school remains closed

10:40am Wednesday 17th October 2012

SOME pupils will return to Cwmcarn High School on Friday as they re-open part of the school following asbestos concerns.

CWMCARN ASBESTOS SCHOOL: Parents worried over children's safety

South Wales Argus: CONCERN: Martyn Reader’s sons Finlay, 13, and Harvey, 15, working at home with fellow pupil Alex Spencer

10:09am Wednesday 17th October 2012

PARENTS have contacted the Argus worried their children may have been exposed to asbestos at the school.

Education minister to contact all Welsh councils over school asbestos

South Wales Argus: LETTER TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Wales’ education minister Leighton Andrews

4:12pm Tuesday 16th October 2012

THE Welsh education minister says his department is writing to all local authorities about asbestos in schools following the closure of Cwmcarn High School.

‘Part of Cwmcarn school could re-open’ - teaching union

2:18pm Tuesday 16th October 2012

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

Cwmcarn pupils in limbo as asbestos school stays shut

South Wales Argus: CLOSED: Cwmcarn High School yesterday Fears for education as asbestos school pupils may have to move

9:44am Tuesday 16th October 2012

CWMCARN High School’s 937 pupils are set to be in limbo for at least a week as Caerphilly council tries to find them temporary accommodation while asbestos concerns are investigated.

Gwent AMs debate Cwmcarn school asbestos crisis

South Wales Argus: CALLING FOR BAN: AM Lindsay Whittle, who is campaigning to outlaw smacking children

5:02pm Tuesday 16th October 2012

GWENT AMs debated the Cwmcarn school asbestos crisis this afternoon.






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