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Government’s RAAC removal plan finalised

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Measures to permanently remove Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) from all affected schools and colleges have been published by the Government.

The final list of schools and colleges with confirmed cases of RAAC shows 234 educational sites, out of 22,000, with confirmed RAAC in some areas of their buildings - around 1%.

119 of these schools will have one or more buildings rebuilt or refurbished through the School Rebuilding Programme where works to remove RAAC are more extensive or complex. 

Additionally, the Government say 110 schools and colleges will benefit from grant funding to remove RAAC from their buildings where works will typically be smaller in scale, while five schools and colleges, with support from the Department for Education (DfE), have alternative arrangements in place to address the removal of RAAC.

The DfE said its RAAC Identification programme is now complete as 100% of schools and colleges with blocks built in the target era have responded to the questionnaire.

A small number of schools and colleges are carrying out additional checks for further assurance in some spaces. The Department is working with responsible bodies to support them to complete these additional checks as quickly as possible.