Acton’s Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls has been revealed as one of more than 100 schools across the country impacted by issues of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in some of its buildings.
While many schools have had to close as a result, secondary school Ellen Wilkinson is set to be open as normal as only certain parts of its site are affected.
The revelation of RAAC in Ealing by Ealing Liberal Democrats comes as parents across the country are concerned as to what it means for their children with both primary and secondary schools impacted.
In a message to parents the school said buildings including the canteen will be shut and children should being a packed lunch with them.
The school said: “We have taken the decision to vacate the science block, the old gym, the hall and canteen. The school is open for all students but as a preventative measure we will be taking these areas out of use while we put safety measures in place – we will always prioritise the safety of students and our staff.”
Liberal Democrat Councillor Andrew Steed said: “Liberal Democrats are critical of the Department for Education and we are calling for an immediate survey of school buildings to ensure they are all safe for our children. Many parents in the UK have been left scrambling to arrange childcare and locally we need to ensure that the Council and schools reassure parents and children about these new arrangements so they all know how long the changes will last.”
EALING.NEWS reached out to Ealing Council for a comment.