MINISTERS have revealed the list of schools shutting over the concrete crisis as the new term begins.
It was revealed this week that 150 schools may be forced into lockdown after being told to shut down buildings and classrooms at risk of collapse.
Parents are anxiously waiting to hear if their children’s school is one of the 150 impacted by crumbling concrete – like Abbey Lane Primary School in SheffieldCredit: PA
Staff at Willowbrook Mead Primary Academy in Leicester were yesterday seen shifting furniture from theCredit: SWNS
The problem material is reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) – right – which crumbles under pressureCredit: ITV
Work had begun at Eldwick Primary School, West Yorkshire yesterdayCredit: SWNS
Anxious parents can now find out if their child will be doing remote learning.
Here’s how to find out if your loved ones are impacted – and a list of the schools said to have been forced to shut to date.
List of known schools said to be impacted by RAAC closures
How much of the school is closed will vary – please contact yours to get a better understanding.
- Hockley Primary School, Rochford
- Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School, Manningtree
- St Andrews Junior School, Hatfield Peverel
- Kingsdown School, Southend-on-Sea
- Stanway Fiveways Primary School, Colchester
- Honywood Community School, Coggeshall
- Baynards Primary School, Tiptree
- Thurstable School, Tiptree
- Winter Gardens Academy, Canvey Island
- Woodville Primary School, South Woodham Ferrers
- The Gilberd School, Colchester
- The Appleton School, Benfleet
- Katherines Primary Academy, Harlow
- White Hall Academy, Clacton-on-Sea
- Ramsey Academy, Halstead
- Ravens Academy, Clacton-On-Sea
- St Clere’s School, Stanford-le-Hope
- East Bergholt High School, Colchester
- The Billericay School, Billericay
- Clacton County High School, Clacton
- Jerounds Primary School in Harlow
- Tendring Technology College, Frinton Campus
- White Hall Academy primary, Clacton
- Wyburns Primary School, Rayleigh
- Willowbrook Mead Primary Academy
- Parks Primary School, Leicester
- Mayflower Primary School, Leicester
- Eldwick Primary School, Bradford
- Crossflatts Primary School, Bradford
- Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Brixton
- St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, Brent
- St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive, Eltham
- Three unidentified schools in the borough of Tower Hamlets
- St Mary Magdalene and St Stephen’s CE Primary School, Westminster
- Abbey Lane Primary, Sheffield
- Scalby School, Scarborough
- Ferryhill School, Ferryhill
- St Bede’s Catholic School, Easington
- Byron Sixth Form Peterlee, Easington
- St Leonard’s Catholic School, Durham
- St James Catholic Primary, Hebburn
- St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
- Carmel College and Sixth Form, Darlington
- Cockermouth School, Cockermouth
- Claydon High School, Claydon
- Hadleigh High School, Hadleigh
- Buckton Fields Primary School, Northampton
- Cranbourne College, Basingstoke
- Donnington Wood Infants School, Donnington
- Our Lady’s Catholic High School, Preston
- Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, Newark
- Carnarvon Primary School, Bingham
- Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury
If you’re still yet to hear about whether or not your child has been impacted, reach out to the school or your local council.
Ministers are under pressure to spell out their plans to make schools safe from aerated concrete as pupils start the new term.
Children’s summer holidays are coming to an end and Parliament is returning from recess against a backdrop of uncertainty about how long disruption will last as any risks are mitigated.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt moved to reassure parents the Government would “spend what it takes” to address the problem, but Treasury sources later said money for repairs would come from the Department for Education’s (DfE) existing capital budget.
More than 100 schools and colleges have been told by the Government to fully or partially shut buildings following the recent collapse of a beam previously considered safe.
But more classrooms could be forced to shut as further assessments are made of the risks of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac) in buildings, the Government has admitted.
There are 104 schools previously classed as non-critical where emergency procedures for structure issues are now in place, Gillian Keegan said.
The Education Secretary told BBC Breakfast: “There’s 104 that are not mitigated that are being mitigated right now. So that’s how many are affected.”
Their status changed to critical after an incident in August where a panel fell from a roof that had previously been assessed as non-critical, she said.
She said 52 that had already been classed as critical were already “done”.
Potentially hundreds of surveys still need to be done, Ms Keegan said.
It comes as officials revealed the schools were made up of dodgy concrete – just days before the new school term starts.
Unions have now warned this could be just “the tip of the iceberg”.
They said hundreds more schools built with “crumbly” reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) expected to be told that they must shut classrooms and buildings.
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Simon Allford, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, said it was “a huge concern 700,000 pupils are being taught in buildings that require major rebuilding or refurbishment”.
RAAC is a lightweight type of concrete and is normally used in the roof, the floor, cladding and wall construction.
It was used in the UK since the mid-1950s but stopped being used in the 80s, according to the Local Government Association.
It’s believed many schools and officers were built with RAAC concrete.
The material has also been found in other types of buildings since – not all of which are in the public sector.
In some cases, inspections found some RAAC planks had defects that when couple with severe weather, caused them to creep.
The condition of some planks then deteriorated causing them to collapse.