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Government Publishes Plan to Remove RAAC From all Schools in England

Government Publishes Plan to Remove RAAC From all Schools in England
09 February 2024

A final list of schools and colleges affected by Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in England has been published, alongside a plan to remove it from all sites.

The Department for Education has named 234 sites, including state-funded schools, nursery schools and further education colleges where Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) is present. 

After surveys were undertaken to confirm the presence of RAAC, buildings have been categorised with different “route to removal” strategies, depending on how complex the necessary work is. Sites are split as follows:


  • School Rebuilding Programme Eligible these schools will have one or more blocks rebuilt or refurbished, as works to remove RAAC are more extensive or complex. This affects 119 schools.
  • Grant Eligible – these schools and colleges will benefit from grant funding to remove RAAC from their buildings where works will typically be smaller in scale. 110 sites are eligible for this.
  • Other – e.g. it doesn't require any additional support or funding or the case has only recently been confirmed and removal options are still being assessed.


Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, said: “We will continue to work closely with schools and colleges as we take the next step to permanently remove RAAC from affected buildings.

“I want to thank all schools, colleges and local authorities who have worked tirelessly with the department to ensure all children remain in face-to-face education.”

Picture: a photograph of wooden chairs placed on top of desks in a classroom.  Image Credit: Pexels

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 February 2024


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