A SCHOOL hall has been closed after deadly asbestos was discovered during a routine survey.

The asbestos was found at Westacre Middle School, Ombersley Way, Droitwich, on Tuesday, February 1.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesman said: “Maintaining the health and well-being of pupils and staff at the school is our highest priority, which is why the decision has been made to temporarily close the school hall to allow the asbestos to be removed.

“We have arranged for a specialist contractor to start work at the school as soon as possible. We envisage that work will take approximately six weeks to complete.

During this time, there will be no disruption to the pupils' learning.”