Raac: The full list of schools found to have collapse-risk concrete

More than 100 schools across the country have been affected by Raac. Credit: PA

A further 17 schools have been identified as being built using a potentially dangerous, lightweight, building material known as reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac).

The total identified as containing the unsafe concrete has increased to 231 in England, as of 27 November.

The previous update from the DfE showed there were 214 settings with Raac – and 12 were offering “hybrid” education of face-to-face and remote learning – as of October 16.

Four schools have now been removed from the list since October, after initial tests showed the material was not present in buildings.

The new list suggests three secondary schools are providing a mix of face-to-face lessons and remote learning because Raac is present in their buildings.

Scores of schools and colleges in England were told by the government to fully or partly close their buildings just days before the start of the autumn term amid concerns about collapse-prone Raac.

ITV News' Katie Oscroft reports from a school in west Yorkshire that has been forced to shut because of Raac

List of identified schools as of December 6

Abingdon and Witney CollegeBarnet and Southgate CollegeBramhall High SchoolCheadle Hulme High SchoolFairfields SchoolFeatherstone High SchoolGlade AcademyHaslingden St James Church of England Primary SchoolHodge Hill CollegePewley Down Infant SchoolRoyal School, ManchesterShadwell Primary SchoolSt James AcademySt John Fisher Catholic Primary SchoolSt Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School, A Voluntary AcademySt Thomas' Church of England Primary School StockportStour Valley Community SchoolThe Oldham College

The identified schools as published on October 19:

Atherton St George's CofE Primary SchoolBushey and Oxhey Infant SchoolCamborne College (part of Cornwall College) Cann Hall Primary School Cheddington Combined School Christ Church Church of England Academy Churchfield CofE Academy Crossflatts Primary School Dean Trust Rose Bridge Dixons Broadgreen Academy Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, a Voluntary Academy Elm Hall Primary School Exmouth Community College Golden Flatts Primary School Gordano School Greenway Junior School Havant Academy Kings College Guildford Knuzden St Oswald's Church of England Primary Academy Links Academy Manningtree High School Newmarket Academy Peterborough College (part of Inspire Education Group) Priory Primary School, Bicknacre Shelley College, A Share Academy Shoeburyness High School Sir William Borlase's Grammar School Southview School Spring Meadow Primary School & School House Nursery St Aloysius RC College St Anne's Catholic Primary School St Bernard's RC Primary School, Bolton St Edward's Catholic Academy St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School St Mary's Priory RC Infant School St Stephen and All Martyrs' CofE School, Lever Bridge Stowupland High School Thameside Primary School The Grove Primary Academy The Magna Carta School Watford Grammar School for Boys Westside School Winchmore School

The previously published list:

Ark John Keats Academy, Enfield, LondonAvenue Centre for Education, LutonBaildon Church of England Primary School, Shipley, West YorkshireBaskerville School, Harborne, BirminghamButtsbury Junior School, Billericay, EssexColyton Grammar School, Colyford, East DevonEldwick Primary School, Bingley, BradfordFarlingaye High School, Woodbridge, SuffolkFarnborough College of Technology, HampshireGrantham College, LincolnshireKingsbury High School, LondonMarling School, Stroud, GloucestershireMaryvale Catholic Primary School, Kingstanding, BirminghamMerrylands Primary School, Laindon, EssexMulberry Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College, LondonMyton School, WarwickOrtu Corringham Primary School and Nursery,Corringham, Stanford-le-HopeRavens Academy, Clacton-on-Sea, EssexSelworthy Special School, Taunton, SomersetSt Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Market Harborough, LeicestershireSteeple Bumpstead Primary School, Haverhill, SuffolkStepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School, LondonSurrey Street Primary School, Luton, BedfordshireThe Link School, Beddington, Croydon, SurreyThe Macclesfield Academy, Macclesfield Marple Sixth Form College (part of Trafford College Group), Marple, StockportWestlands School, Sittingbourne, Kent Myatt Garden Primary School, Lewisham, London Seven Mills Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Ealing, London St Ignatius College, Enfield, London Welbourne Primary School, Haringey, London St John Vianney RC Primary School, Haringey, London Hornsey School for Girls, Haringey, London St William of York Catholic Primary School, Bolton, Greater Manchester St Andrew's CofE Primary School, Over Hulton, Bolton, Greater Manchester All Saints C of E Primary School, Newton Heath, Manchester Abbey Lane Primary School, Sheffield Pippins School, Slough, Berkshire Stanway Fiveways Primary School, Colchester, Essex Baynards Primary School, Colchester, Essex Great Leighs Primary School, Essex Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School, Stortford, Hertfordshire Bentfield Primary School and Nursery, Essex White Court School, Essex Beehive Lane Community Primary School, Essex Eversley Primary School, Essex Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Eight Ash Green and Aldham, Essex St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Rowhedge, Essex Great Tey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Colchester, Essex Hatfield Peverel St Andrew's Junior School, Essex Broomfield Primary School, Essex Mersea Island School, Colchester, Essex Cranbourne, Basingstoke, Hampshire Markyate Village School and Nursery, Hertfordshire Widford School, Ware, Hertfordshire Palmarsh Primary School, Hythe, Kent Birchington Church of England Primary School, Kent St James' Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent St Bartholomew's Catholic Primary School, Swanley, Kent Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School, Blackpool, Lancashire Our Lady's Catholic High School, Preston, Lancashire Mayflower Primary School, Leicester Parks Primary School, Leicester Donnington Wood Infant School and Nursery Centre, Telford, Shropshire Thurston Community College, Suffolk Shawfield Primary School, Surrey St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton, Surrey Petroc, North Devon Park View School, Haringey, London Springfield Primary School, Essex Outwoods Primary School, Atherstone, Warwickshire Denbigh School, Milton Keynes Sale Grammar School, Greater Manchester King Ethelbert School, Birchington, Kent Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham, Kent The Coopers' Company and Coborn School, Upminster, London Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury, West Midlands The Honywood Community Science School, Essex The Billericay School, Essex Aston Manor Academy, Birmingham Hadleigh High School, Suffolk The Palmer Catholic Academy, Essex The London Oratory School, West Brompton, London Tendring Technology College, Essex East Bergholt High School, Essex Hounsdown School, Southampton, Hampshire Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre, Essex Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Brixton, London Waddesdon Church of England School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Wallingford School, Oxford Woodkirk Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire Batley Girls High School, West Yorkshire St Clere's School, Thurrock, Essex Sandbach School, Cheshire Carmel College, Darlington, County Durham Anglo European School, Essex St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon, Tyne & WearThe Gilberd School, EssexThe Thomas Lord Audley School, EssexSt Helena School, ColchesterEast Tilbury Primary School, EssexClacton County High School, EssexWhite Hall Academy and Nursery, EssexAltrincham College, CheshireCleeve Park School, KentJoyce Frankland Academy, Newport, EssexDanetree Primary School, SurreyThe Bromfords School, EssexRoyal College Manchester (Seashell Trust), CheshireThe Ramsey Academy, Halstead, EssexRedhill School, West MidlandsArk Boulton Academy, BirminghamWoodville Primary School, EssexHoly Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, NottinghamshireThomas Bullock Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy, NorfolkWater Lane Primary Academy, Burton Upon TrentKatherine Semar Junior School, EssexKatherine Semar Infant School, EssexMistley Norman Church of England Primary School, EssexHatfield Heath Primary School, Bishop’s StortfordSt Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School, CroydonGodinton Primary School, KentSt Francis Catholic Primary School, South AscotThe FitzWimarc School, EssexWinter Gardens Academy, EssexCherry Tree Academy, EssexPrince Albert Junior and Infant School, BirminghamNorthampton International Academy, NorthamptonSt Gregory's Catholic Science College, MiddlesexBishop Douglass School Finchley, LondonLubbins Park Primary Academy, EssexScalby School, ScarboroughArthur Bugler Primary School, Stanford-le-HopeSt Leonard's Catholic School, DurhamCanon Slade School, BoltonClaydon High School, Claydon, SuffolkHarlowbury Primary School, EssexKingsdown School, Southend-on-SeaKatherines Primary Academy and Nursery, EssexSir Thomas Boughey Academy, NewcastleHarwich and Dovercourt High School, EssexFerryhill School, Co DurhamWyburns Primary School, EssexJerounds Primary Academy, EssexRoding Valley High School, EssexLambourne Primary School, EssexHillhouse CofE Primary School, EssexBarnes Farm Junior School, ChelmsfordSt Elizabeth's Catholic Voluntary Academy, DerbyshireHockley Primary School, EssexChipping Ongar Primary School, EssexLangney Primary Academy, KentSt Teresa's Catholic Primary School, GloucestershireSt Mary and St John Junior and Infant School, BirminghamSt John Catholic Primary School, RickmansworthSt Anne's Catholic Primary School, Harlow Green, GatesheadSt Francis' Catholic Primary School, Newham, LondonBuckhurst Hill Community Primary School, EssexSunny Bank Primary School, KentSt Benet's Catholic Primary School, Ouston, Co DurhamSt Bede's Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College, PeterleeSt Joseph's Catholic Primary School, BuckinghamshireWells Park School, Chigwell, EssexSt James' Catholic Primary School, Hebburn, Tyne & WearSt John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Town End Farm, SunderlandSt Columba's Catholic Primary School, Wallsend, Tyne & WearSt John Vianney Catholic Primary School, West Denton, Newcastle-Upon-TyneThe Holy Family Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy, KeighleySt Michael's Catholic School, High WycombeElmstead Primary School, Colchester, Essex


The Welsh Government said Ysgol David Hughes and Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi in Anglesey would be temporarily closed for learners so that further safety inspections can be carried out.


At least 30 schools in Scotland found to contain a potentially dangerous concrete have been named by councils, with Edinburgh City Council currently having the highest number. The schools where Raac have been found by council area are:

  • Perth and Kinross - Perth Grammar School

  • West Lothian Council - St Kentigern's Academy in Blackburn, Balbardie Primary School, Windyknowe Primary in Bathgate, Riverside Primary and Knightsridge Primary in Livingston

  • Highland Council - Charleston Academy, Nairn Academy

  • Moray - Forres Academy

  • Inverclyde Council - one school which has not been named

  • Aberdeenshire Council - Mackie Academy, Westhill Academy

  • North Lanarkshire Council - one school which has not been named

  • East Lothian Council - parts of Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans

  • Argyll and Bute Council - John Logie Baird Primary School in Helensburgh

  • Aberdeen - Abbotswell Primary, Cornhill Primary, Hazlehead Academy, Northfield Academy, Quarryhill Primary School, St Machar Academy, Westpark School

  • Edinburgh - Pentland Primary School, Fox Covert Primary School and St Andrews Fox Covert RC PS (one site), Colinton Primary School, Currie High School and Lorne Primary School, Cramond Primary School and Trinity Primary School

  • Dundee - Ardler Primary School and St Fergus Primary School

  • North Ayrshire Council - Ardrossan Academy

Are the schools remaining open safe for use?

Freedom of information requests sent by ITV News revealed 1,466 schools had not yet checked whether there was Raac in their buildings, indicating there could be several more told to close in future.

At the suggestion that some parents will be worried about sending there children to places which could contain Raac, Schools Minister Gibb said "they can be absolutely assured" that schools have been given the right advice.

"We've been giving schools advice about RAAC since 2018. They know how to identify Raac and they have very clear advice about how to manage Raac safely."

Thousands of pupils are likely to face disruption, with the government saying they must be taught at different premises until remediation work can be carried out.

Mr Gibb insisted the government will pay for the costs of temporary accommodation after official guidance suggested schools will have to cover the emergency measures.

The Department for Education said a "minority" will need to "either fully or partially relocate" to alternative accommodation while safety measures are installed.

Space in nearby schools, community centres or in an "empty local office building" was recommended for the "first few weeks" while buildings are secured with structural supports.

Schools were told moving to pandemic-style remote education should only be considered as a "last resort and for a short period".

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan told broadcasters in September: "Most parents should not be worried about this at all."

She insisted the government is taking a "cautious approach" which is the "right thing to do for both pupils and staff".

"Nothing is more important than making sure children and staff are safe in schools and colleges, which is why we are acting on new evidence about RAAC now, ahead of the start of term," she said.

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