Counting £200,000 cost of York High School fire

York Press: A firefighter battling the blaze at York High School

10:17am Tuesday 13th January 2009

THE blaze that ripped through York High School has cost the city’s education authority nearly £1 million, new figures have revealed.

York High School pupils return ‘home’

York Press: The Portakabin classrooms at York High School. From left, head teacher David Ellis, Stephen Sampson and Nigel Blair

9:20am Wednesday 5th November 2008

PUPILS at fire-ravaged York High School are back on the site and have been praised for their maturity in dealing with the aftermath of the blaze.

York hotel saves charity auction

12:30pm Monday 27th October 2008

A CHARITY fundraiser jeopardised by the York High School fire is back on, after a city hotel answered pupils’ plea for help.

A lesson in coping

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8:31am Wednesday 15th October 2008

STEPHEN LEWIS returns to school at Westfield Primary to see how York High youngsters are settling in.

Fire ‘started in school kiln’

9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2008

A KILN may have started the fire that devastated a third of the building at York High School.

Lessons resume at various locations for fire-hit pupils

9:50am Monday 13th October 2008

PUPILS at the fire-ravaged York High School were back in class today.

York slated for slow planning process

10:30am Saturday 11th October 2008

York has been criticised for high house prices and slow planning procedures that delay investment in a new report on city growth.

Auction stations

6:06am Saturday 11th October 2008

BIG-HEARTED youngsters displaced by the York High School fire have issued an urgent SOS, as they look to kick-start a massive fundraising drive.

Parents mass for emergency forum

York Press: York High School head David Ellis addresses pupils and parents

8:40am Thursday 9th October 2008

ANXIOUS children and parents packed into a special public meeting, to hear the plans for youngsters displaced from York High School.

Classrooms organised for burnt-out school’s pupils

York Press: Westfield Primary School pupils watch as a              temporary           classroom for York High School pupils is lifted into place

8:40am Thursday 9th October 2008

PREPARATIONS are under way to accommodate York High School pupils at three school sites in the city.

Action plan for blaze-hit pupils

York Press: The York High School press conference at The Guildhall. Pictured, from left, are Brian Crosby, David Ellis and Pete Dwyer.

8:50am Wednesday 8th October 2008

AN action plan has been but in place to get York High School pupils back to school from next week.

Action plan to get pupils back to school

1:05pm Tuesday 7th October 2008

AN action plan has been unveiled today to get York High School pupils back to school.

What caused the York High School fire?

York Press: A firefighter surveys the damage caused by the blaze at York High School

10:40am Tuesday 7th October 2008

THIS is the scene of devastation at York High School as fire investigators try to piece together what caused the huge blaze.

MP praises school staff

York Press: York High School head teacher David Ellis, centre, talks to York MP Hugh Bayley, left, and City of York Council leader Coun Andrew Waller

9:11am Tuesday 7th October 2008

YORK MP Hugh Bayley praised York High School staff and the local authority for their handling of the fire aftermath.

Students distraught as coursework is destroyed in York school blaze

York Press: York High School student Alex Dykes, front, with some of her friends who all lost valuable coursework in the fire at the school

8:29am Monday 6th October 2008

“I WAS so upset when I found out that I just collapsed on the floor and cried.”

Activities set up for fire-hit pupils

7:41am Monday 6th October 2008

ACTIVITIES, including rugby training with York City Knights and free swimming sessions, have been arranged for students affected by a devastating fire.

Moment of disaster

York Press: SHOCK: Onlookers watch in                  disbelief as flames rip through York High School

8:16am Saturday 4th October 2008

THIS exclusive picture shows the moment flames raged through York High School as firefighters battled to control the inferno.

No lessons for a week

York Press: SHOCKED: David Ellis, head teacher at York High School

8:14am Saturday 4th October 2008

PUPILS at York High School will not return to lessons until a week on Monday following the devastating blaze.

Cause of massive fire still unknown

York Press: Danny Westmoreland

8:14am Saturday 4th October 2008

A DEMOLITION team was today trying to make the ruined shell of York High School safe, so that fire experts could start investigating the cause of a devastating blaze.

Families left without power

8:13am Saturday 4th October 2008

RESIDENTS living close to York High School were left without power for hours as a result of the blaze.

Explosions went off ‘just like fireworks’

York Press: The devastated classrooms

8:12am Saturday 4th October 2008

SHOCKED residents told how they saw flames shooting out of York High School and small explosions like the sound of fireworks.

Reader tells of drama

York Press: Coun Andrew Waller at the scene

8:12am Saturday 4th October 2008

THE reader who took pictures of the school blaze at its height told how the drama unfolded in the early hours.

School opening update

3:04pm Friday 3rd October 2008

PUPILS at a York school gutted by fire will not return to lessons until a week next Monday.

School opening times latest

12:32pm Friday 3rd October 2008

City of York Council said that the school would remain closed on Monday, with more details to be released later today on arrangements for the rest of next week.

Residents without power following school fire

11:02am Friday 3rd October 2008

RESIDENTS living close to York High School were without power this morning as a result of the blaze.

70 fire fighters tackle York High School blaze

York Press: Fire fighters tackle the York High School blaze

9:43am Friday 3rd October 2008

SOME 70 fire fighters from across North Yorkshire were sent to tackle the flames at York High School in Acomb today.

Fire rips through York High School

York Press: Flames engulf York High School. Picture by Press reader Tony Walker

7:52am Friday 3rd October 2008

A HUGE blaze has ripped through York High School this morning as more than a dozen fire crews were sent to battle the flames.


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