Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)
You are no doubt aware from the news the Department for Education suddenly changed their guidance regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) on Thursday. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability.
I apologise for the delay in communicating with you on this matter at what must be a worrying time; however, I wanted to be sure of the facts, checking records, consulting directly with the diocese (who act as the responsible body for maintaining our school) and personally reinspecting every building - no risks can ever be taken when it comes to the safety of our children.
I am now able to confirm RAAC is not present in our school, and we are, therefore, not affected by the contingencies triggered at other settings.
We look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on Tuesday.