One North Yorkshire school has had to close due to being fitted with a concrete that could suddenly collapse.
The government yesterday told 104 schools and colleges across the country to partially or fully close buildings just as pupils prepared to return after the summer holidays.
And schools minister Nick Gibb said more could be told to make closures as evidence-gathering continues over the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac).
Today North Yorkshire Council director of children and young people’s service, Stuart Carlton, said: “Our priority is the safety of our children and all staff working in schools. We are aware of one school in the county which has been constructed using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).
“Scalby School in Scarborough has been asked to close the buildings affected. The school is required to make suitable arrangements to continue the education of their 1,000 pupils until safety work can be carried out.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with Coast and Vale Learning Trust, which oversees Scalby School, and the Department of Education.
“We would like to reassure parents or guardians that any school affected by RAAC will contact them directly.
“Scalby School is the only one in North Yorkshire on the current Department for Education list of 104 schools affected.”
City of York Council has said it is not aware of any of the schools in the city affected.
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