11 Sep 2023

Concrete RAAC crisis: Inside London school trying to keep students safe

Officials at the Department for Education have said that more than 600 schools in England have now been surveyed for collapse-risk concrete.

The aerated concrete has been detected at around 150 schools, and many of them have had to switch to online learning or delay the start of term, with the costs of providing portacabins running into several millions.

In Scotland the number of schools containing the weak concrete today rose to 40.

We’ve been to see how one affected school in North London is trying to keep pupils in class while keeping them safe.