The government has published an updated list of schools in England which it has identified as being affected by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete, known as RAAC.
The number of schools with buildings which were found to contain RAAC has risen from 147 to 174, meaning an extra 27 institutions have informed the Department for Education (DfE) of the presence of the material since the initial list was published in early September.
Many students had their education and the start of the new school year disrupted by the discovery of RAAC earlier this month, after conveyors warned that the concrete - which was widely used between the 1950s and 1990s - only had a lifespan of about 30 years and was therefore “prone to collapse”.
This meant several schools had to delay the start of term due to building closures, while others opted for a return to pandemic-style online learning. According to the government, the majority of these institutions now have all pupils back in face-to-face education, however one has remained fully remote, and others are operating a mix of arrangements.
Here are the 27 new schools which have been added to the DfE’s list of “education settings with confirmed RAAC”:
Ark John Keats Academy, Enfield, London - all pupils in face-to-face education
Avenue Centre for Education, Luton - all pupils in face-to-face education
Baildon Church of England Primary School, Shipley, West Yorkshire - all pupils in face-to-face education
Baskerville School, Birmingham - mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements
Buttsbury Junior School, Billericay, Essex - all pupils in face-to-face education
Colyton Grammar School, East Devon - all pupils in face-to-face education
Eldwick Primary School, Bingley, West Yorkshire - all pupils in face-to-face education
Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge, East Suffolk - all pupils in face-to-face education
Farnborough College of Technology, Hampshire - all pupils in face-to-face education
Grantham College, Lincolnshire - all pupils in face-to-face education
Kingsbury High School, London - all pupils in face-to-face education
Marling School, Stroud, Gloucestershire - all pupils in face-to-face education
Maryvale Catholic Primary School, Birmingham - all pupils in face-to-face education
Merrylands Primary School, Basildon, Essex - all pupils in face-to-face education
Mulberry Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College, London - all pupils in face-to-face education
Myton School, Warwick - mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements
Ortu Corringham Primary School and Nursery, Stanford-le-Hope - all pupils in face-to-face education
Ravens Academy, Clacton-on-Sea - all pupils in face-to-face education
Selworthy Special School, Taunton, Somerset - all pupils in face-to-face education
St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire - all pupils in face-to-face education
Steeple Bumpstead Primary School, Haverhill, Suffolk - all pupils in face-to-face education
Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School, London - fully remote learning
Surrey Street Primary School, Luton - all pupils in face-to-face education
The Link School, Croydon - all pupils in face-to-face education
The Macclesfield Academy, Macclesfield, Cheshire - new case, triage in progress
Marple Sixth Form College (part of Trafford College Group), Stockport, Greater Manchester - all pupils in face-to-face education
Westlands School, Sittingbourne, Kent - all pupils in face-to-face education
Here is the previous list of schools published by the government, categorised by the situation each institution was in as of 30 August. NationalWorld has updated each school with its newer situation, as of 14 September, in bold.
Previously: Schools with start of term delayed - accommodation was being finalised and start of term was temporarily delayed (19)
Ark Boulton Academy, Birmingham - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Arthur Bugler Primary School, Stanford-le-Hope - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School, Essex - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Cherry Tree Academy, Colchester - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Claydon High School, Suffolk - Pupils are now receiving a mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements.
East Bergholt High School, Colchester - Pupils are now receiving a mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements.
Ferryhill School, County Durham - Pupils are now receiving a mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements.
Hadleigh High School, Ipswich - Pupils are now receiving a mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements.
St Andrew’s Junior School Hatfield Peverel, Essex - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Hornsey School for Girls, London - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Kingsdown School, Southend-on-Sea - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Our Lady’s Catholic High School, Preston - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Outwoods Primary School, Atherstone - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
St Francis’ Catholic Primary School, London - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Darlington - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
St William of York Catholic Primary School, Bolton - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
The Holy Family Catholic School, Bradford - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Water Lane Primary Academy, Harlow - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Woodville Primary School, Chelmsford - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Previously: Schools operating remote learning - settings began with remote learning whilst arrangements were finalised (4)
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Harlow Green - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
St Benet’s Catholic Primary School, Ouston - Pupils are now receiving a mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements.
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, Harrow - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
St Leonard’s Catholic School, Durham - Pupils are now receiving a mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements.
Previously: Schools offering a mix of face-to-face and remote arrangements - some remote learning was being offered on some days as not all students could receive face-to-face education (20)
Aston Manor Academy, Birmingham - No Change
Clacton County High School, Clacton-on-Sea - No Change
Roding Valley High School, Loughton - No Change
Scalby School, Scarborough - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
St Bede’s Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College, County Durham - No Change
St Clere’s School, Stanford-le-Hope - No Change
St James’ Catholic Primary School, Hebburn - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Town End Farm, Sunderland - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
The Appleton School, Benfleet - No Change
The Billericay School, Essex - No Change
The Bromfords School, Wickford - No Change
The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School, Upminster - No Change
The Gilberd School, Colchester - No Change
The Honywood Community Science School, Coggeshall - No Change
The London Oratory School, London - No Change
The Thomas Lord Audley School, Colchester - No Change
Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre, Tiptree - No Change
Waddesdon Church of England School, Aylesbury - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury - Pupils are now all in face-to-face education.
Wyburns Primary School, Rayleigh - No Change
Below are the schools where all pupils were receiving face-to-face education from the beginning of term. There has been no change here, apart from one school which was been identified as not actually having RAAC.
Abbey Lane Primary School, Sheffield
All Saints C of E Primary School, Manchester
Altrincham College, Cheshire
Anglo European School, Ingatestone
Barnes Farm Junior School, Chelmsford
Batley Girls High School, Kirklees
Baynards Primary School, Tiptree
Beehive Lane Community Primary School, Great Baddow
Bentfield Primary School and Nursery, Stanstead Mountfitchet
Birchington Church of England Primary School, Birchington
Bishop Douglass School Finchley, London
Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School, Blackpool
Brandhall Primary School, Oldbury - NO RAAC
Broomfield Primary School, Chelmsford
Canon Slade School, Bolton
Carmel College, Darlington
Chipping Ongar Primary School, Essex
Cleeve Park School, Sidcup
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, London
Danetree Primary School, West Ewell
Denbigh School, Milton Keynes
Donnington Wood Infant School and Nursery Centre, Telford
East Tilbury Primary School, Thurrock
Elmstead Primary School, Colchester
Eversley Primary School, Pitsea
Godinton Primary School, Ashford
Great Leighs Primary School, Great Leighs
Great Tey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Colchester
Harlowbury Primary School, Old Harrow
Harwich and Dovercourt High School, Essex
Hatfield Heath Primary School, Bishop’s Stortford
Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School, Bishop’s Stortford
Hillhouse CofE Primary School, Waltham Abbey
Hockley Primary School, Essex
Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham
Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Eight Ash Green and Aldham, Colchester
Hounsdown School, Totton
Jerounds Primary Academy, Harlow
Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport
Katherine Semar Infant School, Saffron Walden
Katherine Semar Junior School, Saffron Walden
Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery, Harlow
King Ethelbert School, Birchington
Lambourne Primary School, Romford
Langney Primary Academy, Eastbourne
Lubbins Park Primary Academy, Canvey Island
Markyate Village School and Nursery, St Albans
Mayflower Primary School, Leicester
Mersea Island School, West Mersea
Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School, Manningtree
Myatt Garden Primary School, London
Northampton International Academy, Northampton
Palmarsh Primary School, Hythe
Park View School, London
Parks Primary School, Leicester
Petroc College, North Decon and Tiverton
Pippins School, Slough
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School, Aston
Redhill School, Stourbridge
Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust), Manchester
Sale Grammar School, Cheshire
Sandbach School, Cheshire
Seven Mills Primary School, London
Shawfield Primary School, Ash
Sir Thomas Boughey Academy, Staffordshire
Springfield Primary School, Chelmsford
St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Bolton
St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School, Swanley
St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Wallsend
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Belper
St Francis Catholic Primary School, South Ascot
St Helena School, Colchester
St Ignatius College, London
St James’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Tunbridge Wells
St John Catholic Primary School, Rickmansworth
St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, West Denton
St John Vianney RC Primary School, London
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Buckinghamshire
St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Colchester
St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School, Birmingham
St Michael’s Catholic School, Aylesbury and High Wycombe
St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton
St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School, London
St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon
Stanway Fiveways Primary School, Colchester
Sunny Bank Primary School, Sittingbourne
Tendring Technology College, Thorpe-le-Soken
The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, London
The FitzWimarc School, Rayleigh
The Palmer Catholic Academy, Ilford
The Ramsey Academy, Halstead
Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy, Shipdham
Thurston Community College, Bury St Edmunds
Wallingford School, Oxfordshire
Welbourne Primary School, London
Wells Park School, Chigwell
White Court School, Great Notley
White Hall Academy and Nursery, Clacton-on-Sea
Widford School, Hertfordshire
Winter Gardens Academy, Canvey Island
Woodkirk Academy, Tingley
The Scottish Government has previously released a list of schools it says are impacted by RAAC. The schools affected by Scotland, as published by PA, are:
Perth Grammar School, Perth
St Kentigern’s Academy, Blackburn, West Lothian
Balbardie Primary School, Bathgate, West Lothian
Windyknowe Primary, Bathgate, West Lothian
Riverside Primary, Livingston, West Lothian
Knightsridge Primary, Livingston, West Lothian
Charleston Academy, Inverness
Nairn Academy, Highlands
Forres Academy, Moray
Mackie Academy, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Westhill Academy, Aberdeen
Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans, East Lothian
John Logie Baird Primary School, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute
Abbotswell Primary, Aberdeen
Cornhill Primary, Aberdeen
Hazlehead Academy, Aberdeen
Northfield Academy, Aberdeen
Quarryhill Primary School, Aberdeen
St Machar Academy, Aberdeen
Westpark School, Aberdeen
Pentland Primary School, Edinburgh
Fox Covert Primary School and St Andrews Fox Covert RC PS (one site), Edinburgh
Colinton Primary School, Edinburgh
Currie High School, Edinburgh
Lorne Primary School, Edinburgh
Cramond Primary School, Edinburgh
Trinity Primary School, Edinburgh
Ardler Primary School, Dundee
St Fergus Primary School, Dundee
Ardrossan Academy, North Ayrshire
In Wales, schools and colleges are being surveyed for RAAC. Two have so far been identified as having the material: Ysgol David Hughes, in Holyhead, Anglesey, and Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, in Menai Bridge, Anglesey.
In Northern Ireland, schools are being checked for collapse-prone concrete as a matter of urgency.