Revealed: Full list of schools affected by concrete crisis – and which ones have been closed

The government has finally published a full list of the schools affected by fears over the safety of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

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The government has published the full list of schools affected by crumbling concrete following days of pressure.

The Department for Education update shows 19 schools where the start of term has had to be delayed as a result of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac).

Pupils at 24 schools across England will receive some remote learning because of the concrete crisis, with four schools switching to fully remote learning.

Education secretary Gillian Keegan has previously warned there could be hundreds more cases as surveys of school sites are returned.

The issue is a major headache for Rishi Sunak, with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) union saying saying the crisis “reinforces” for parents that the government does not care about education.

The prime minister has rejected claims he cut funding for school rebuilding during his time as chancellor – and said only 1% of schools are impacted.

However, Gareth Davies, the head of the National Audit Office (NAO), suggested in an article for the Times that the government neglected "unflashy" jobs such as school rebuilding to spend money on "higher-profile" projects.

Downing Street has also declined to say when the crisis schools will be resolved.

The PM’s official spokesman said: “Whilst there are still some outstanding surveys we cannot put a specific timeline on it.“In the instances where we have identified Raac (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) we expect mitigations to be put in place in a number of weeks.”

Pupils from Mayflower Primary School in Leicester, which has been affected with sub standard reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac), are taken by bus to another school with mobile units. Picture date: Monday September 4, 2023. (Photo by Jacob King/PA Images via Getty Images)
Pupils from Mayflower Primary School in Leicester, which has been affected with sub standard reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac), are taken by bus to another school with mobile units. (PA)

Which schools have closed buildings?

The government has separated the list into four different mitigations put in place to deal with the crisis: all pupils in face-to-face education; fully remote learning; mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements; and start of term delayed.

Here is the list:

All pupils in face-to-face education

Myatt Garden Primary School

Seven Mills Primary School

The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

St Ignatius College

Welbourne Primary School

St John Vianney RC Primary School

Brandhall Primary School

St Andrew's CofE Primary School, Over Hulton

All Saints C of E Primary School

Abbey Lane Primary School

Pippins School

Stanway Fiveways Primary School

Baynards Primary School

Great Leighs Primary School

Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School

Bentfield Primary School and Nursery

White Court School

Beehive Lane Community Primary School

Eversley Primary School

Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Eight Ash Green and Aldham

St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Rowhedge

Great Tey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Broomfield Primary School

Mersea Island School


Markyate Village School and Nursery

Widford School

Palmarsh Primary School

Birchington Church of England Primary School

St James' Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

St Bartholomew's Catholic Primary School, Swanley

Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School

Mayflower Primary School

Parks Primary School

Donnington Wood Infant School and Nursery Centre

Thurston Community College

Shawfield Primary School

St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton


Park View School

Springfield Primary School

Denbigh School

Sale Grammar School

King Ethelbert School

Holcombe Grammar School

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Tendring Technology College

Hounsdown School

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

Wallingford School

Woodkirk Academy

Batley Girls High School

Sandbach School

Carmel College

Anglo European School

St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon

St Helena School

East Tilbury Primary School

White Hall Academy and Nursery

Altrincham College

Cleeve Park School

Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport

Danetree Primary School

Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust)

The Ramsey Academy, Halstead

Redhill School

Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy

Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy

Katherine Semar Junior School

Katherine Semar Infant School

Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School

Hatfield Heath Primary School

St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School

Godinton Primary School

St Francis Catholic Primary School, South Ascot

The FitzWimarc School

Winter Gardens Academy

Prince Albert Junior and Infant School

Cockermouth School

Northampton International Academy

Bishop Douglass School Finchley

Lubbins Park Primary Academy

Canon Slade School

Harlowbury Primary School

Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery

Sir Thomas Boughey Academy

Harwich and Dovercourt High School

Jerounds Primary Academy

Lambourne Primary School

Hillhouse CofE Primary School

Barnes Farm Junior School

St Elizabeth's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Hockley Primary School

Chipping Ongar Primary School

Langney Primary Academy

St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School

St John Catholic Primary School

Sunny Bank Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Wells Park School

St Columba's Catholic Primary School, Wallsend

St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, West Denton

St Michael's Catholic School

Elmstead Primary School

Fully remote learning

St Gregory's Catholic Science College

St Leonard's Catholic School, Durham

St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Harlow Green

St Benet's Catholic Primary School, Ouston

Mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements

The Appleton School

The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Wood Green Academy

The Honywood Community Science School

The Billericay School

Aston Manor Academy

The London Oratory School

Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre

Waddesdon Church of England School

St Clere's School

The Gilberd School

The Thomas Lord Audley School

Clacton County High School

The Bromfords School

Scalby School

Wyburns Primary School

Roding Valley High School

St Bede's Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College

St James' Catholic Primary School, Hebburn

St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Town End Farm, Sunderland

Start of term delayed

Hornsey School for Girls

St William of York Catholic Primary School

Hatfield Peverel St Andrew's Junior School

Our Lady's Catholic High School

Outwoods Primary School

Hadleigh High School

East Bergholt High School

Ark Boulton Academy

Woodville Primary School

Water Lane Primary Academy

Cherry Tree Academy

Arthur Bugler Primary School

Claydon High School

Kingsdown School

Ferryhill School

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

St Francis' Catholic Primary School

Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School

The Holy Family Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy

Crossflatts school was among those affected, Bradford Council said. (Google Maps)
Crossflatts school was among those affected, Bradford Council said. (Google Maps)

What is RAAC concrete and why is it dangerous?

RAAC is a lightweight building material used from the 1950s up to the mid-1990s, but now assessed to be at risk of collapse.

The DfE has been considering RAAC as a potential issue since late 2018.

The state of England’s schools buildings – as well as problems with RAAC – were highlighted in a report in June by the NAO, which said 700,000 pupils were learning in schools that required major rebuilding or refurbishment.

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: "What we are seeing here are the very real consequences of a decade of swingeing cuts to spending on school buildings."

Dr Patrick Roach, general secretary of teaching union NASUWT said the announcement highlighted "more than a decade of wilful under-investment" in schools.

Are other buildings affected by RAAC?

Schools minister Nick Gibb said the government is rebuilding seven hospitals due to issues related to "extensive RAAC".

Asked if other public buildings could be affected by the concrete, he said: "Right across the public sector, we are surveying the estate.

"You’ve heard of a court closing at Harrow. We are taking action, of course, in the hospital sector as well.

"Hospitals are very large buildings and they have teams of very expert maintenance people monitoring the building the whole time.

"They use propping where they identify RAAC and also we are rebuilding seven hospitals because of extensive RAAC in those hospitals."