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Crumble-risk concrete found at another school in region

A school in Stourbridge has identified crumble-risk concrete in a "small section" of the site "that is not accessed by pupils or teaching staff".

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Redhill School, Stourbridge. Photo: Google

Redhill School has sent a letter out to parents and carers which said the section containing reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) had been 'locked off'.

The school in Junction Road is open as normal for students.

RAAC is a lightweight building material used up to the mid-1980s but has since been assessed to be at risk of collapse.

Last week it was revealed that more than 150 schools, nurseries and colleges in England had been told by the Government to close classrooms and other buildings that contained the material.