In regard to the recent media coverage on Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings - Queens' Park High School is unaffected and will continue as normal, so students can return to school in September.
RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. Department for Education (DfE) has recently changed its guidance to education settings on the management of RAAC to take a more precautionary approach and as a result areas in affected spaces will be vacated.
Please note, Queen's Park High School is not affected by this decision as we do not have RAAC in any of our buildings and therefore we will continue to function as normal. We understand that parents may want to understand more about the support to educational settings to manage RAAC safely.
You can read more through the article published by the DfE on The Education Hub.
We hope this information offers reassurance to our QPHS family and wider community.