23rd Mar, 2017

Droitwich Spa High School shuts after asbestos is found

Droitwich Editorial 6th May, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

DROITWICH Spa High School has closed its doors after asbestos was found by surveyors.

The team was at the school carrying out preliminary work on new windows in the man classroom block and, during that, they found a low level of asbestos.

The area was immediately closed and turned over to specialists who have thoroughly cleaned the area and another assessment will be carried out at the end of the week.

The decision to close the whole school was made by the governors who said they wanted to confirm the site was completely free from any risk of asbestos before it was reopened.

The organisation’s chairman Rod Rhodes said: “Our most important responsibility is to ensure the safety of students, teachers and support staff who work in our buildings.”

As each room is declared clear and considered safe, it is being released back into general use.

Headteacher Natalie Waters said: “This unexpected action has caused some disruption to our teaching programme and caused inconvenience to many families, for which we apologise.

“But, the messages I have received make clear that the governors’ priorities have wide support among parents, students and staff.”