Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

September 2023

You may have seen recent media coverage about the safety of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), a building material which was widely used in the construction of school buildings between the 1950s and 1980s.

All WPAT buildings have been assessed and no RAAC has been found so we are not affected by the government’s recent decision to close a small number of school buildings due to these safety concerns. All of our school sites are open as normal.

You can read more about RAAC in this article by the Department for Education: Everything you need to know about the new guidance on RAAC in education settings - The Education Hub ( 


Louise Smith