Mapped: List of schools affected by RAAC as more schools identified by government
The government has confirmed more schools have been added to the list of those which are affected by crumbling concrete.
The Department for Education has confirmed that 174 schools are now having to take action due to the discovery of RAAC - up from 147 at the end of August.
Most of the affected schools have now been able to return to face-to-face learning since the beginning of the school year.
Two of the new schools added to the list are Marple Sixth Form College in Stockport and The Macclesfield Academy in Macclesfield. Schools in the region originally added to list were Sale Grammar School, Trafford, Altrincham College, Trafford, All Saints CofE Primary School, Manchester, Canon Slade School, Bolton, St William of York Catholic Primary School, Bolton, St Andrew's CofE Primary School, Bolton and Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust).
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A survey to identify schools with RAAC has now been completed by 98.6% of schools, up from 95.5% at the end of September.
Schools which suspect the presence of RAAC must have a follow-up survey to confirm it. The government has said it will update the list of schools every two weeks.
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said: “We are taking a cautious approach so every parent in England can be reassured their child is safe in their school.
“School and local leaders deserve huge credit for making sure the vast majority of settings with confirmed Raac are continuing to offer pupils face-to-face learning – including all of the 147 schools initially identified two weeks ago.
“We will continue to work closely with affected