List of schools affected by concrete safety fears with new closures
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Numerous schools across England won’t be opening up on time this term amid concerns over a type of concrete used.
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has said that the Department of Education will publish a list of the schools affected by the concrete crisis this week.
Keegan said there are 104 schools previously classed as non-critical where emergency procedures for structure issues are now in place.
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.”
She said 52 that had already been classed as critical were already 'done'.
Potentially hundreds of surveys still need to be done, Keegan continued.
She added: “The vast majority of surveys that we do, they come back without Raac [reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete], but where we find it we will then treat everyone as critical and we will either prop them up or put temporary accommodation into place and then we will refurbish or rebuild them if they require that.”
However, Sky News has compiled list of schools that have been reported as being affected.
The list of schools verified by the news outlet are:
Aston Manor Academy, Birmingham
Aylesford School, Warwick
Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School, Essex
Buckton Fields Primary School, Northampton, East Midlands
Clacton County High School, Essex
Claydon High School, Suffolk
Corpus Christi Catholic School, London
Crossflatts Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
East Bergholt High School, Colchester, Essex
East Tilbury Primary School, Essex
Eldwick Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Farlingaye High School, Suffolk
Ferryhill School, County Durham
Hadleigh High School, Hadleigh, Suffolk
Hockley Primary School, Essex
Honywood School, Colchester, Essex
Kingsdown School, Southend, Essex
Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School, Essex
Our Lady's Catholic High School, Fulwood, Lancashire
Pershore High School, Pershore, Worcestershire
Ravens Academy, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
Scalby School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Springfield Primary School, Chelmsford, Essex
St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Harlow Green, Tyne and Wear
St Bede's Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College, Easington, County Durham
St Bernard's School, Bolton, Greater Manchester
St Clere's School, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex
St Francis Catholic Primary School, Ascot, Berkshire
St James Catholic School, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear
St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
St Leonard's School, Durham, County Durham
St Mary Magdalene Academy, London
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Darlington, County Durham
St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive, Eltham, London
St William of York Catholic Primary School, Bolton, York
Thameside Primary school, Essex
The Appleton School, Benfleet, Essex
The Billericay School, Billericay, Essex
The Bromfords School, Wickford, Essex
The Gilberd School, Colchester, Essex
Thurstable School, Essex
Waddesdon Church of England School, Buckinghamshire
Willowbrook Mead Primary Academy, Leicester
Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury, West Midlands
Woodville Primary School, Chelmsford, Essex
In an interview with Sky News, Keegan stressed that 'most of the schools will be open' while the issue is being addressed.
“The vast majority of children will be going back today," she said.
"There will be some where they’ve got quite extensive Raac so they may close so that we can put temporary accommodation in place.
“Many schools are either looking for alternative accommodation, if they’re within a multi-academy trust or within a local authority, or moving to another classroom if they’ve got spare classroom.
“If it’s across the whole school, then that gets more difficult. So what we’re doing right now is we’ve assigned a caseworker for each one of the schools, for working with the school to figure out what the mitigation plans are.”
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