Full list of schools in England affected by unsafe concrete published by government | Politics News

The government has finally published a list of schools identified with collapse-prone concrete after days of mounting pressure.

The document, released by the Department for Education, showed the start of term had to be delayed at 19 schools – responsible for 11,150 pupils – as a result of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Four schools with a total of 2,938 pupils have also had to return to remote learning – echoing learning during the pandemic – while the rest have become a mix of remote learning and face-to-face.

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The list came just before the first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) since the summer recess, where Rishi Sunak told the Commons the government had “acted decisively to ensure the safety of children and minimise disruption to education”.

But Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused the Conservatives of spending 13 years “cutting corners”, and compared ministers to “cowboy builders”.

The Liberal Democrats’ education spokesperson, Munira Wilson, also called for Mr Sunak to “come clean over his own role in this crisis”, and publish evidence given to him when he was chancellor on the risks to children’s safety from RAAC.

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Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer face each other back in the Commons for PMQs.

The list of schools – published on the Government website – is below:

Myatt Garden Primary School, in Lewisham, southeast London
Seven Mills Primary School, in Tower Hamlets, east London
The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, in Ealing, west London
St Ignatius College, in Enfield, north London
Welbourne Primary School, in Haringey, north London
St John Vianney RC Primary School, in Haringey, north London
Hornsey School for Girls, in Haringey, north London
Brandhall Primary School, in Oldbury, West Midlands
St William of York Catholic Primary School, in Bolton, Greater Manchester
St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Over Hulton, in Bolton, Greater Manchester
All Saints C of E Primary School, in Manchester
Abbey Lane Primary School, in Sheffield
Pippins School, in Slough
Stanway Fiveways Primary School, in Colchester, Essex
Baynards Primary School, in Colchester, Essex
Great Leighs Primary School, in Chelmsford, Essex
Henham and Ugley Primary and Nursery School, in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
Bentfield Primary School and Nursery, in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex
White Court School, in Great Notley, Braintree, Essex
Beehive Lane Community Primary School, in Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex
Eversley Primary School, in Pitsea, Essex
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Eight Ash Green and Aldham, in Fordham Heath, Essex
St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Rowhedge, in Colchester Essex
Great Tey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, in Colchester, Essex
Hatfield Peverel St Andrew’s Junior School, in Essex
Broomfield Primary School, in Essex
Mersea Island School, in Essex
Cranbourne, in Basingstoke, Hampshire
Markyate Village School and Nursery, in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Widford School, in Ware, Hertfordshire
Palmarsh Primary School, in Hythe, Kent
Birchington Church of England Primary School, in Birchington, Kent
St James’ Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School, in Swanley, Kent
Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School, in Blackpool, Lancashire
Our Lady’s Catholic High School, in Preston, Lancashire
Mayflower Primary School, in Leicester
Parks Primary School, in Leicester
Donnington Wood Infant School and Nursery Centre, in Telford, Shropshire
Thurston Community College, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Shawfield Primary School, in Ash, Surrey
St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton, Surrey
Petroc, in Devon
Park View School, in Haringey, north London
Springfield Primary School, in Chelmsford, Essex
Outwoods Primary School, in Atherstone, North Warwickshire
Denbigh School in Milton Keynes
Sale Grammar School in Sale, Cheshire
The Appleton School in Benfleet, Essex
King Ethelbert School in Birchington, Kent
Holcombe Grammar School in Chatham, Kent
The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School in Upminster, East London
Wood Green Academy in Wednesbury, West Midlands
The Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall, Essex
The Billericay School in Billericay, Essex
Aston Manor Academy in Birmingham
Hadleigh High School in Ipswich
The Palmer Catholic Academy in Ilford, Essex
The London Oratory School in Earl’s Court, West London
Tendring Technology College in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
East Bergholt High School in Colchester
Hounsdown School in Southampton
Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre in Colchester
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School in Brixton Hill, south London
Waddesdon Church of England School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Wallingford School in Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Woodkirk Academy in Wakefield
Batley Girls High School in Batley, West Yorkshire
St Clere’s School in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex
Sandbach School in Sandbach, Cheshire
Carmel College in Darlington
Anglo European School in Ingatestone, Essex
St Thomas More Catholic School in Blaydon, Gateshead
The Gilberd School in Colchester
The Thomas Lord Audley School in Colchester
St Helena School in Colchester
East Tilbury Primary School in East tilbury, Essex
Clacton County High School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
White Hall Academy and Nursery in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Altrincham College in Altrincham, Cheshire
Cleeve Park School in Sidcup, Kent
Joyce Frankland Academy in Saffron Walden, Essex
Danetree Primary School in West Ewell, Surrey
The Bromfords School in Wickford, Essex
Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust) in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
The Ramsey Academy in Halstead, Essex
Redhill School in Stourbridge, West Midlands
Ark Boulton Academy in Birmingham
Woodville Primary School in Chelmsford, Essex
Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy in Newark, Nottinghamshire
Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy in Shipdham, Norfolk
Water Lane Primary Academy in Harlow, Essex
Katherine Semar Junior School in Saffron Walden, Essex
Katherine Semar Infant School in Saffron Walden, Essex
Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School in Manningtree, Essex
Hatfield Heath Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School in Eltham, south west London
Godinton Primary School in Ashford, Kent
St Francis Catholic Primary School, Ascot in Berkshire
The FitzWimarc School in Rayleigh, Essex
Winter Gardens Academy in Canvey Island, Essex
Cherry Tree Academy in Colchester
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School in Aston, Birmingham
Cockermouth School in Cockermouth, Cumbria
Northampton International Academy
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
Bishop Douglass School Finchley
Lubbins Park Primary Academy
Scalby School
Arthur Bugler Primary School
St Leonard’s Catholic School, Durham
Canon Slade School
Claydon High School
Harlowbury Primary School
Kingsdown School
Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery
Sir Thomas Boughey Academy
Harwich and Dovercourt High School
Ferryhill School
Wyburns Primary School
Jerounds Primary Academy
Roding Valley High School
Lambourne Primary School
Hillhouse CofE Primary School
Barnes Farm Junior School
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Voluntary Academy
Hockley Primary School
Chipping Ongar Primary School
Langney Primary Academy
St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School
St John Catholic Primary School
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Harlow Green
St Francis’ Catholic Primary School
Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School
Sunny Bank Primary School
St Benet’s Catholic Primary School, Ouston
St Bede’s Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Wells Park School
St James’ Catholic Primary School, Hebburn
St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Town End Farm, Sunderland
St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Wallsend
St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, West Denton
The Holy Family Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy
St Michael’s Catholic School
Elmstead Primary School

Ministers expect hundreds more schools could be affected as they await the results of building surveys.

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The RAAC crisis has dominated the opening days of parliament as MPs returned from their summer breaks.

The need for some schools to close or teach remotely was only revealed on Thursday last week – just days before many students were due to start the new year.

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan also came under fire on Tuesday for telling school leaders to “get off their backsides” and complete forms about whether their buildings could be affected.

It was the latest mishap from the senior minister. who was caught on camera on Monday bemoaning a lack of thanks for doing a “f***ing good job” while other people are “sat on their arses”.

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Mr Sunak is also facing criticism for rejecting a funding request to fix 200 schools while chancellor.

The prime minister defended himself by saying he committed to a major programme to fix around 50 schools a year over a 10 year period – but the Department for Education confirmed on Tuesday that just four have been rebuilt since 2021.

Figures from the Labour Party also claimed building projects were cancelled at at least 19 schools confirmed to have RAAC.

The party said the schools had projects earmarked for completion under Labour’s Building Schools for the Future programme, but the scheme was scrapped by the Conservatives when they came to power in 2010.


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