Problem concrete found at Marling School in Stroud

2023-09-05 09:10:47  • 2 mins

By Chloe Harcombe

BBC News

A grammar school has been forced to close a building on its site after reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) was found.

The headteacher of Marling School in Stroud, Glen Balmer, notified parents that the potentially unsafe concrete had been found in a survey.

Department for Education (DfE) advice states that buildings where RAAC is present cannot be used.

The rest of the school will remain open as no other traces of RAAC were found.

Mr Balmer said a site survey had found that RAAC had been used in the construction of a building at the rear of the school's design technology (DT) block.

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