Further action on RAAC
Yesterday the government published the list of schools and colleges affected by the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete – fewer than 1 per cent of education settings have confirmed cases but we are working non-stop to get all children affected back in school safely.
- Nothing is more important than the health and safety of children and staff. \The government is taking a precautionary approach to managing RAAC and continuing to do everything we can to minimise disruption.
- Thanks to the hard work of education leaders and local councils, the majority of settings where RAAC has been confirmed have opened to all pupils for the start of term. Of the 156 affected schools, 104 settings are providing face-to-face learning for all pupils, a further 20 have hybrid arrangements in place, whilst 19 have delayed the start of term by a few days. Only a very small number, 4, have moved to remote learning for a short period of time.
- The government will spend what it takes to resolve this problem as quickly as possible and get all children affected back in school safely.