New list of schools with 'crumbling concrete' published

The full list of schools has been published
The full list of schools has been published

The number of education settings with collapse-prone reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has risen.

An updated list from the Department for Education shows that a total of 174 education settings in England have RAAC present as of September 14.

The original list - published in the first week of September - showed there were 147 schools and colleges with RAAC as of August 30.

The updated list suggests 24 schools in England have had to offer some remote learning because of RAAC issues.

Of the 174 education settings confirmed to have collapse-risk concrete, 148 are offering full-time, face-to-face learning to all pupils.

Gillian Keegan, the Education Secretary, said: “We are taking a cautious approach so every parent in England can be reassured their child is safe in their school.

“School and local leaders deserve huge credit for making sure the vast majority of settings with confirmed RAAC are continuing to offer pupils face-to-face learning - including all of the 147 schools initially identified two weeks ago.

“We will continue to work closely with affected schools and provide both expert and financial support to minimise disruption and keep staff and children safe.”

The schools newly found to have RAAC are:

Ark John Keats Academy

Avenue Centre for Education

Baildon Church of England Primary School

Baskerville School

Buttsbury Junior School

Colyton Grammar School

Eldwick Primary School

Farlingaye High School

Farnborough College of Technology

Grantham College

Kingsbury High School

Marling School

Maryvale Catholic Primary School

Merrylands Primary School

Mulberry Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College

Myton School

Ortu Corringham Primary School and Nursery

Ravens Academy

Selworthy Special School

St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

Steeple Bumpstead Primary School

Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School

Surrey Street Primary School

The Link School

The Macclesfield Academy

Marple Sixth Form College (part of Trafford College Group)

Westlands School