York council is not aware of any schools in the city that are 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).
Raac is a lightweight form of concrete used from the 1950s up to the mid-1990s, but is now assessed to be at risk of collapse.
The government didn’t publish which schools or colleges were affected. But none appear to be in York.
Today Cllr Bob Webb, executive member for children, young people and education on City of York Council posted this on X, formerly Twitter: “I asked the question of council officers in York yesterday.
“We are not aware of any in York right now.
“However this is another example of Government failures brought about by cuts. 1. By the coalition of 2010 cancelling the schools building programme and 2. In Dfe office today.”
We have asked North Yorkshire Council if any are affected in the wider county and will update when we get a response.