Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

4th Sep 2023

You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. The Department for Education (DfE) has recently changed its guidance to education settings on the management of RAAC to take a more precautionary approach and as a result, areas in affected spaces will be vacated.

We are happy to inform you that we are not affected by this decision as we do not have RAAC in any of our buildings and therefore will continue to function as normal. Each of the satellite class host schools/college, have confirmed that they are also not affected by RAAC.

We understand that parents may want to know more about the support to educational settings to manage RAAC safely. You can read more through the article published by the DfE on the Education Hub: