Freedom of Information Request

Use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in schools

Received: 20 January 2023

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information about the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in schools which the council has maintenance obligations for.

If it is not possible to provide the information due to the request exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me via email and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for. My details are at the bottom of this email.

In 2018 the Local Government Association and Department for Education sent an alert to schools and responsible authorities about the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) that was used to construct any part of school estates between the 1960s and 1980s. Could you please answer the following questions relating to the official Government guidance (the most recent of which can be found here).
1. According to the Government guidance, since 2018 how many schools for which you have maintenance responsibility require inspection to determine if RAAC is present?
2. How many of those schools have been physically inspected to identify if RAAC is present?
3. For each building that was inspected:
3a) How many required remedial works to replace or repair the RAAC?
3b) How many repairs have been completed?

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download