Another 41 schools discover crumbling RAAC concrete in their buildings

Another 41 schools discover crumbling RAAC concrete in their buildings – bringing total number to 214

A further 41 schools have discovered crumbly RAAC concrete in their buildings, bringing the total number affected to 214.

Thousands of pupils have faced disruption since the start of term with some even being forced to return to virtual learning as the true scale of the use of dangerous materials used in education buildings unfolded.

Some schools and colleges were forced to fully or partially shut down to make emergency repairs with one headteacher warning that the disruption in her school could continue until 2025 due to the extent of the repairs. 

Updating the number of schools affected, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said: ‘As of 16 October, there are 214 education settings with confirmed RAAC in some of their buildings. 

‘Thanks to the hard work of school and college leaders, 202 settings (94 per cent) are providing full time face-to-face education for all pupils. 12 settings have hybrid arrangements in place.

A further 41 schools have discovered crumbly RAAC concrete in their buildings, bringing the total number affected to 214

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan (pictured)  has previously said there uncertainty over school safety

Temporary classrooms at Crossflatts primary in Bradford which has been affected with sub standard reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete

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‘This may involve some remote learning on some days as not all pupils can currently receive full-time face-to-face education. 

‘There are no education settings with confirmed RAAC where all pupils are in full-time remote learning.’

Of the 214 schools affected, 202 are continuing with face-to-face education, with 12 having a mixture of online and in person classes. 

The crumbling concrete is a lightweight material that was used mostly in flat roofing, but also in floors and walls, between the 1950s and 1990s. Concerns about weaknesses in the material have been around for years.

The Department for Education (DfE) has been probing the potential risk posed by RAAC since late 2018 after the collapse of a primary school roof that year in Kent.

The Institution of Structural Engineers says RAAC should be replaced only if deemed to be in a poor condition and high risk, otherwise it can be managed in place.

A taped off section inside Parks Primary School in Leicester which has been affected with sub standard reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete

When the situation first came to light, just days before pupils were due to return for the new school year, the Government was criticised for delaying its publication of its initial list that contained 147 schools.

The last minute scramble left thousands of families stressed about child care and questioning why the issue was not handled throughout the long summer break. 

Following the backlash, the Government said it would update the list every two weeks. 

Cllr Shaun Davies, Chair of the Local Government Association previously said councils should be told if schools in their area are among the ones who haven’t completed the survey.

He said: ‘The Government must share the list of schools yet to fill it in with councils so they are able to support any school identified as having RAAC with urgent remediation works or find alternative classroom space where appropriate.’

So far, only one school – Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School – has been forced to completely closed. Most have been able to introduce mitigating measures to safely allow pupils back into school. 

And it is not only schools that have been affected by the issue, including hospitals and council buildings. 

Some 41 buildings at 23 different NHS trust are already known to contain RAAC, prompting a commitment from the Government to eradicate the concrete from all public health care buildings by 2035. 

Full list of the 214 schools with RAAC: 

Atherton St George’s CofE Primary School

Bushey and Oxhey Infant School

Camborne College (part of Cornwall College)

Cann Hall Primary School

Cheddington Combined School

Christ Church Church of England Academy

Churchfield CofE Academy

Crossflatts Primary School

Dean Trust Rose Bridge

Dixons Broadgreen Academy

Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, a Voluntary Academy

Elm Hall Primary School

Exmouth Community College

Golden Flatts Primary School

Gordano School

Greenway Junior School

Havant Academy

Kings College Guildford

Knuzden St Oswald’s Church of England Primary Academy

Links Academy

Manningtree High School

Newmarket Academy

Peterborough College (part of Inspire Education Group)

Priory Primary School, Bicknacre

Shelley College, A Share Academy

Shoeburyness High School

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

Southview School

Spring Meadow Primary School & School House Nursery

St Aloysius RC College

St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

St Bernard’s RC Primary School, Bolton

St Edward’s Catholic Academy

St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School

St Mary’s Priory RC Infant School

St Stephen and All Martyrs’ CofE School, Lever Bridge

Stowupland High School

Thameside Primary School

The Grove Primary Academy

The Magna Carta School

Watford Grammar School for Boys

Westside School

Winchmore School

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

Marple Sixth Form College (part of Trafford College Group)

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

Westlands School

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


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


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

St Francis Catholic Primary School, South Ascot

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

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