Full list of schools with 'crumbling concrete' mapped - as nineteen sites forced to delay start of term

6 September 2023, 11:54 | Updated: 7 September 2023, 10:58

The Department for Education has published the full list of schools with dangerous concrete
The Department for Education has published the full list of schools with dangerous concrete. Picture: LBC/Alamy

By StephenRigley

The government has published a list of schools identified with collapse-prone concrete after days of mounting pressure.

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Ministers faced calls on the issue after announcing 104 schools in England would have to close or partially close due to concerns about reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

The closures were made in addition to 52 schools that already had measures put in place due to the presence of RAAC.

It comes after the government repeatedly refused to publish a full list of the schools affected last week, despite facing calls to "come clean".

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said over the weekend he did not want to “speculate” about the number of schools that may be impacted.

Published by the Department for Education just moments before the return to Prime Minister's Questions, the list names 19 schools that had to delay the start to their school terms and four that were forced to return to remote learning due to the RAAC.

Full list of schools identified with RAAC below

It also names 147 schools across England affected by the collapse-prone concrete.

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The full list of schools identified with RAAC was published on Wednesday.
The full list of schools identified with RAAC was published on Wednesday. Picture: Alamy

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan returned to the Commons on Monday to address the issue, where she promised to publish a full list by the end of the week.

“After this, we will provide updated information as new cases of RAAC are confirmed and existing cases resolved,” she said.

The unsafe concrete left headteachers in a last-minute scramble over the weekend to make their schools safe ahead of the new term this week.

The government has faced continued calls to speed up inspections to identify the concrete in schools after it admitted on Sunday it could be months before the full extent of the crisis is known.

Labour accused ministers of “shrugging their shoulders” in response to the concrete crisis, as it said its MPs had repeated warnings about the outdated concrete.

Ms Keegan faced backlash on Tuesday after she hit out at school leaders by telling them to “get off their backsides” and complete the forms to identify whether their institutions contain the concrete.

Speaking on Monday, in footage released by ITV News filmed as the camera repositioned for extra shots, Ms Keegan - still wearing her microphone - claimed the Government had gone "over and above" to ease concerns over the reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

"Does anyone ever say, you know what, you've done a f****** good job because everyone else has sat on their arse and done nothing?" she said.

"No signs of that, no?"

Speaking about the incident later on Sky News, she said: "I wasn't talking about me, actually. I was talking about the department.

"The job I was talking about started in March 2022 so way before I was in."

The government says it has sent out questionnaires asking schools if they believed they had RAAC in their buildings and carried out surveys to check.

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RAAC was used in the latter half of the 20th century but it was suspected of not being useful beyond a lifespan of about 30 years. Comparisons have been made with the inside of an Aero chocolate bar.

It became a serious issue after a roof at a primary school in Gravesend, Kent, collapsed on a weekend after signs of structural stress the day before. School building owners were then asked to check about RAAC in their sites.

It is thought hundreds more schools may be identified with the concrete after building surveys.

The list of schools, published on the Government website, is:

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

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