You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. The Department for Education (DfE) has recently changed its guidance to education settings on the management of RAAC to take a more precautionary approach and as a result some schools and other educational settings have been affected.
We wanted to inform you that Kingsmeadow School is not affected by this decision as we do not have RAAC in any of our buildings and therefore the school will continue to function as normal.
I hope that this offers reassurance.
We look forward to seeing all of our students when they return to school next week.