RAAC: View the full list of affected schools in England

The Department for Education (DfE) has ordered over 100 schools and colleges to close or partially close due to RAAC concrete, just days before thousands of pupils were due to return for the new school year.

As of August 30, there were 147 schools locally with confirmed RAAC, nine more were investigated but none were found.

Full list of schools in England affected by RAAC

Below is a map showing all schools in England that contain the dated building material:

What is RAAC concrete?

RAAC) is a building material that is a lightweight form of concrete.

The Standing Committee on Structural Safety (SCOSS) has stated: “Although RAAC is referred to as ‘concrete,’ it is very different from conventional concrete and is much weaker due to the way it was manufactured.”

“RAAC was used in schools, colleges and other buildings from the 1950s to the mid-1990s.

“It can therefore be found in every school and college building (school and annex) either built or rebuilt during this period.”

Hospitals in England have been ordered to be ready for evacuation due to RAAC

Hospitals in England have been warned that they must be ready to evacuate if buildings with RAAC show signs of structural failure.

A letter from NHS England to trust chiefs said 27 sites with RAAC had already been identified and three of them had already had the concrete removed.

In the letter from Jacqui Rock, Chief Commercial Officer of NHS England, and Dr. Mike Prentice, national director of emergency planning and incident response, told trusts to ensure work to identify and manage RAAC was carried out properly.

NHS bosses have been told they must have procedures in place to deal with the material failure, including “decanting patients and services”.

The Northern Echo: RAAC has previously been diagnosed in 27 NHS hospitals in England27 NHS hospitals in England have previously been identified as suffering from RAAC (Image: Jeff Moore/PA)

Managers in hospitals where RAAC has already been confirmed have been told to ensure that management plans to address the issue are “sufficiently robust and implemented”.

However, the letter added that plans for RAAC-related collapses also needed to be kept up to date.

NHS England said: “Effective treatment of RAAC significantly reduces the associated risks; but does not eliminate it completely.

“Planning for RAAC failure, including decantation of patients and services where RAAC panels are present in clinical areas, is therefore part of business continuity planning for trusts where RAAC is known to be or may be present.”

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