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Ealing Council confirms all schools are open following concerns over reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in the borough

Following concerns by parents about schools in Ealing, Ealing Council has said no reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has been found at any Ealing Council-owned school.

This follows news that Acton-based Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, a foundation school, will be open but has had to make certain parts of its site off limits while safety measures are being undertaken.

Speaking to EALING.NEWS, an Ealing Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that no reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has been found at any Ealing-owned school sites.”

They added: “However, it has been found at a foundation school in the borough – Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls in Acton – where it is present in some of the school’s buildings. The school will not need to close. Everyone’s primary concern is the safety of pupils and staff, and the affected areas have been taken out of use while safety measures are put in place and works arranged.”

In a message to parents of children at Ellen Wilkinson, 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.”

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