Lambeth: Ensuring school safety

1 September 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Following alerts that Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) has been found in school buildings across the country Lambeth Council is continuing to work with local schools to assess the scale of the issue in our borough and ensure necessary steps are taken to ensure pupil safety.

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Lambeth: Ensuring school safety

The government has found that 156 schools in England have reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete RAAC in their buildings and has instructed schools to take preventative measures where the material was used.

Councillor Ben Kind, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “Like parents, schools and councils across England we are concerned about the way information on this has been shared. The absence of a published list of affected schools and the slow release of information from the Department for Education simply fuels public concern and causes further speculation about what is actually going on.”

On August 18 Corpus Christi Catholic School in Brixton announced it would temporarily relocate 200 students at the start of the new school year, while remedial work is carried out a the roof where RAAC was discovered.

Lambeth Council continues to work with the Department for Education and head teachers in the borough to coordinate responses to RAAC, promote the safety of schools in Lambeth and minimise disruption to pupils’ education.

To read Lambeth Council’s statement about Corpus Christi Catholic School please visit: