Update on the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in Cardiff Schools



Cardiff Council has now completed a detailed review including inspections at 115 schools across the city and is happy that none of the schools contain Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

This makes up the council's entire school estate.

Work on looking for RAAC in the school estate began in May this year. 

Cllr Sarah Merry, Cabinet Member for Education said: "The Council has prioritised theinspection of school sites and specialist investigators have been looking for the presence of RAAC since May.

"During the past week, resources have been expanded and teams have been working flat out to complete assessments on the last remaining schools.

"The issues around the use of RAAC have caused a lot of concern and I am pleased that parents, pupils and staff can now be reassured thatno RAAC has been found at any of the city's Local Authority maintained schools.

"I would like to express my thanks for thehuge effort that went into inspecting all our school estate by our teams, who concluded their investigations almost a month ahead of schedule."

A priority list for the wider Council estate has been drafted and these inspections will start next week.