Which Schools Are Affected by RAAC?

There's a lot of concern over RAAC concrete used in school buildings, and how this will affect the start of the new term. We've gathered all of the current facts and figures to help you understand what's happening.

What is RAAC concrete?

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) is a cheaper alternative to standard concrete which was used commonly between the 1950s and 1990s.

The main difference between the two types of concrete is that RAAC is aerated and so has ‘bubbles’ within the formation.

How many schools are affected?

The Department of Education has said that a total of 147 school buildings in England are known to use RAAC concrete. Of this total, 56 are at risk of a sudden collapse and action has already been taken to mitigate this risk.

Which schools are closed?

As of the 6th September, the UK Government have announced that the following schools have been affected by RAAC concrete:

Abbey Lane Primary School, Sheffield

All Saints C of E Primary School, Manchester

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, Tiptree

Beehive Lane Community Primary School, Great Baddow

Bentfield Primary School and Nursery, Stansted Mountfitchet

Birchington Church of England Primary School, Birchington

Bishop Douglass School Finchley

Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School, Blackpool

Brandhall Primary School, Oldbury

Broomfield Primary School, Chelmsford

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, Basingstoke

Danetree Primary School

Denbigh School, Milton Keynes

Donnington Wood Infant School and Nursery Centre, Telford

East Bergholt High School

East Tilbury Primary School

Elmstead Primary School

Eversley Primary School, Pitsea

Ferryhill School

Godinton Primary School

Great Leighs Primary School, Great Leighs

Great Tey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Colchester

Hadleigh High School

Harlowbury Primary School

Harwich and Dovercourt High School

Hatfield Heath Primary School

Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School, Bishop’s Stortford

Hillhouse CofE Primary School

Hockley Primary School

Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham

Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy

Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Eight Ash Green and Aldham, Colchester

Hornsey School for Girls, Haringey, London

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, Birchington

Kingsdown School

Lambourne Primary School

Langney Primary Academy

Lubbins Park Primary Academy

Markyate Village School and Nursery, Markyate, nr St Albans

Mayflower Primary School, Leicester

Mersea Island School, West Mersea

Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School

Myatt Garden Primary School, Lewisham, London

Northampton International Academy

Our Lady’s Catholic High School, Fulwood

Outwoods Primary School, Atherstone

Palmarsh Primary School, Hythe

Park View School, Haringey, London

Parks Primary School, Leicester

Petroc College, North Devon and Tiverton

Pippins School, Slough

Prince Albert Junior and Infant School

Redhill School

Roding Valley High School

Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust)

Sale Grammar School, Cheshire

Sandbach School

Scalby School

Seven Mills Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London

Shawfield Primary School, Ash

Sir Thomas Boughey Academy

Springfield Primary School, Chelmsford

St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Over Hulton, Bolton

St Andrew’s Junior School, Hatfield Peverel

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, Enfield, London

St James’ Catholic Primary School, Hebburn

St James’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

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, Haringey, London

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Rowhedge, Colchester

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, Bolton

Stanway Fiveways Primary School, Colchester

Sunny Bank Primary School

Tendring Technology College

The Appleton School, Benfleet

The Billericay School

The Bromfords School

The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School, Upminster

The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Ealing, London

The FitzWimarc School

The Gilberd School

The Holy Family Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy

The Honywood Community Science School, Coggeshall

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, Bury St Edmunds

Waddesdon Church of England School

Wallingford School

Water Lane Primary Academy

Welbourne Primary School, Haringey, London

Wells Park School

White Court School, Great Notley

White Hall Academy and Nursery

Widford School, Ware, Hertfordshire

Winter Gardens Academy

Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury

Woodkirk Academy

Woodville Primary School

Wyburns Primary School