Sedgley school asbestos discovery holds up lessons

Reception pupils will not be able to start lessons at a Sedgley school for another month after asbestos was discovered.

The ceilings were being refurbished at Cotwall End Primary when the material was found.

Fifty children, aged four and five, should have started at the school on September 4 but have been accommodated at The Straits Primary in Longfellow Road.

They are now expected to start at Cotwall End after the half-term holiday on October 29.

The rest of the school is open as usual after the start of the new term was originally delayed by one day.

The refurbishment of the ceilings was being carried out in the summer holiday.

Nicole Anderton, headteacher at Cotwall End Primary School, said: “Due to the continuing refurbishment work on the Key Stage One building it has been necessary to accommodate our reception class at Straits Primary School on a temporary basis.”

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