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Cllr Dawn Dale: Work to replace RAAC at Abbey Lane Primary School already underway
Following the announcement from the Government's Department of Education yesterday regarding the impact of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in schools across the country, Cllr Dawn Dale, Chair of the Education, Children and Families Committee, has released an update on the situation in Sheffield.
Cllr Dale said:
“One school in Sheffield has Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and we have worked with parents and carers at Abbey Lane Primary School over the last few months to reassure them that RAAC will have minimal impact on Abbey Lane Primary School.
“Alternative meal arrangements will be in place from next week as the replaced roofing covers the kitchen area.
"This information has been communicated to parents and carers of children who attend the school.
“Work started in July to replace the RAAC at the school, which will cost £620,000 from our capital budgets. The work is expected to be completed by 1st December 2023.”
- Abbey Lane Primary school is not and will not be closed as a result of the latest announcement.
- The school will be open and welcoming students back to school as usual next week.
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