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The number of educational institutions in England where concrete at risk of collapse has been found has increased, the Department for Education (DfE) said on Tuesday (September 19).
A further 27 schools and colleges were identified on site with reinforced aerated concrete (Raac).
As of September 14, a total of 174 educational institutions in England have been confirmed with Raac.
The original list, released earlier this month, included 147 Raac locations as of August 30.
A secondary school in east London – Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School – had to switch to remote learning for all pupils because of Raac, according to the DfE list.
Another 23 schools are offering students a mix of in-person and distance learning as Raac was present in their buildings.
“We are taking a cautious approach so that every parent in England can be confident that their child is safe at their school,” said Education Minister Keegan.