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Full List: Schools Affected by Unsafe Concrete – Comprehensive Update

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Overview

The Department for Education recently published a list of schools identified with collapse-prone reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in England. This came after mounting pressure and calls for transparency. A total of 104 schools have had to close or partially close due to concerns about RAAC, in addition to 52 schools with already implemented measures to address the issue.

RAAC is a type of concrete used primarily in the latter half of the twentieth century. Over time, it becomes problematic, with concerns around a lifespan of approximately 30 years. The urgency of this matter increased after a roof collapse at a primary school in Gravesend, Kent. This incident prompted building owners to inspect their sites for the presence of RAAC.

As of now, the list comprises 19 schools that had to delay the start of their terms and four schools that were forced to return to remote learning due to the RAAC issue. Additionally, 147 schools across England are affected by this concrete-related concern.

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has committed to providing updates as new cases of RAAC are confirmed and resolved. Schools were asked to complete questionnaires about the potential presence of RAAC in their buildings, leading to inspections and subsequent identification of the problematic concrete.

Some of the schools listed among those affected by RAAC include:

  • Abbey Lane Primary School
  • All Saints C of E Primary School
  • Altrincham College
  • Anglo European School
  • Ark Boulton Academy
  • Arthur Bugler Primary School
  • Aston Manor Academy
  • Barnes Farm Junior School
  • Batley Girls High School
  • Baynards Primary School
  • Beehive Lane Community Primary School
  • Bentfield Primary School and Nursery
  • Birchington Church of England Primary School
  • Bishop Douglass School Finchley
  • Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School
  • Brandhall Primary School
  • Broomfield Primary School
  • Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School
  • Canon Slade School
  • Carmel College
  • Cherry Tree Academy
  • Chipping Ongar Primary School
  • Clacton County High School
  • Claydon High School
  • Cleeve Park School
  • Cockermouth School
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
  • Cranbourne
  • Danetree Primary School
  • Denbigh School
  • Donnington Wood Infant School and Nursery Centre
  • East Bergholt High School
  • East Tilbury Primary School
  • Elmstead Primary School
  • Eversley Primary School
  • Ferryhill School
  • Godinton Primary School
  • Great Leighs Primary School
  • Great Tey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Hadleigh High School
  • Harlowbury Primary School
  • Harwich and Dovercourt High School
  • Hatfield Heath Primary School
  • Hatfield Peverel St Andrew’s Junior School
  • Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School
  • Hillhouse CofE Primary School
  • Hockley Primary School
  • Holcombe Grammar School
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Eight Ash Green and Aldham
  • Hornsey School for Girls
  • Hounsdown School
  • Jerounds Primary Academy
  • Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport
  • Katherine Semar Infant School
  • Katherine Semar Junior School
  • Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery
  • King Ethelbert School
  • Kingsdown School
  • Lambourne Primary School
  • Langney Primary Academy
  • Lubbins Park Primary Academy
  • Markyate Village School and Nursery
  • Mayflower Primary School
  • Mersea Island School
  • Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School
  • Myatt Garden Primary School
  • Northampton International Academy
  • Our Lady’s Catholic High School
  • Outwoods Primary School
  • Palmarsh Primary School
  • Park View School
  • Parks Primary School
  • Petroc
  • Pippins School
  • Prince Albert Junior and Infant School
  • Redhill School
  • Roding Valley High School
  • Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust)
  • Sale Grammar School
  • Sandbach School
  • Scalby School
  • Seven Mills Primary School
  • Shawfield Primary School
  • Sir Thomas Boughey Academy
  • Springfield Primary School
  • St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Over Hulton
  • St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Harlow Green
  • St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School, Swanley
  • St Bede’s Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College
  • St Benet’s Catholic Primary School, Ouston
  • St Clere’s School
  • St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Wallsend
  • St Elizabeth’s Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • St Francis Catholic Primary School, South Ascot
  • St Francis’ Catholic Primary School
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
  • St Helena School
  • St Ignatius College
  • St James’ Catholic Primary School, Hebburn
  • St James’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Town End Farm, Sunderland
  • St John Catholic Primary School
  • St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, West Denton
  • St John Vianney RC Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Rowhedge
  • St Leonard’s Catholic School, Durham
  • St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School
  • St Michael’s Catholic School
  • St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School
  • St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon
  • St William of York Catholic Primary School
  • Stanway Fiveways Primary School
  • Sunny Bank Primary School
  • Tendring Technology College
  • The Appleton School
  • The Billericay School
  • The Bromfords School
  • The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School
  • The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls
  • The FitzWimarc School
  • The Gilberd School
  • The Holy Family Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy
  • The Honywood Community Science School
  • The London Oratory School
  • The Palmer Catholic Academy
  • The Ramsey Academy, Halstead
  • The Thomas Lord Audley School
  • Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy
  • Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre
  • Thurston Community College
  • Waddesdon Church of England School
  • Wallingford School
  • Water Lane Primary Academy
  • Welbourne Primary School
  • Wells Park School
  • White Court School
  • White Hall Academy and Nursery
  • Widford School
  • Winter Gardens Academy
  • Wood Green Academy
  • Woodkirk Academy
  • Woodville Primary School
  • Wyburns Primary School

Further information on affected schools is available on the Government website. As investigations continue, additional schools may be identified with RAAC concrete in their structures. The government will reportedly continue working to address this issue and ensure the safety of students and staff across England.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which schools are identified with hazardous concrete?

A precise list of schools affected by unsafe concrete has not been released to the public. Once all parents have been informed, the Department for Education (DfE) plans to disclose a full list.

What measures are being taken to tackle the issue?

Affected schools will be contacting parents directly and taking necessary precautions such as closing buildings or classrooms to ensure the safety of pupils.

How many schools face the issue of dangerous concrete?

Over 150 schools in England have been identified with the problem of potentially hazardous concrete.

Is there a specific timeline for resolving this problem?

A definitive timeline for resolving the unsafe concrete issue is not provided. However, schools are actively working to address the problem and ensure the safety of their pupils.

How can I find out if my local school is affected?

Schools and other educational institutions will directly notify parents and the community about any changes to the start of the term due to unsafe concrete. If you don’t hear from your local school, it is likely not affected.

Are there available resources for parents and communities?

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan stated that affected schools would be contacting parents directly. If a school is affected, it will inform parents and the community about the situation and provide any necessary resources.