No Rugby schools on Government's crumbling concrete list - The Rugby Observer

No Rugby schools on Government's crumbling concrete list

TWO schools in Warwickshire have been hit by the crumbling concrete crisis – but none have yet been identified in Rugby borough.

The government has published an official list of 147 schools in England which were built using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete, known as RAAC.

Myton School and Aylesford School in Warwick both faced delays to the start of term this week amid safety concerns about the weak concrete used in their buildings.

The Department for Education said the material, widely used from the 1950s through to the 1990s, was now ‘life expired’ and could collapse with ‘little or no notice’. There have been several sudden collapses of RAAC roof panels that appeared to be in good condition recently, escalating safety concerns that have been rumbling on for years.

A spokesperson for education authority Warwickshire County Council said they were in close contact with the two Warwick schools and providing any support needed in order to minimise disruption to pupils.


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