Stafford school to remain closed, 12 months after formaldehyde found

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Council bosses say they're doing everything they can to reopen a school in Stafford.

It is 12 months since Flash Ley closed after toxic gas formaldehyde was discovered.

Contractors are still unable to carry out work in some areas as the air quality is yet to reach safe levels.

Repairs have been made to the floors in most areas of the school, with redecoration set to take place as soon as this is completed.

Sports pitches are also back in use, and temporary toilet provision has been installed for pupils involved in after school sport clubs.

A shelter area has also been made available that gives pupils waiting for transport some respite from adverse weather conditions. 

County Councillor Ben Adams, Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills said:  “We want all of the pupils and staff to return to the school as soon as possible, but the safety of the whole school community will always remain our top priority. 

“There has already been good progress, and we are doing everything we can to reopen the school as soon as possible.  I want to thank parents and staff for their continued patience and support, and we will be sure to let them know first when we have a definite return date.”



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