Some schools affected by aerated concrete fears are yet to be contacted, a minister has admitted.

Schools minister Nick Gibb said the Government has contacted the “vast majority” of schools that have buildings constructed using the material.

But some are yet to find out they are affected, with officials planning to inform the remaining institutions today, Mr Gibb said.

Speaking to Sky News, he said that most of those locations will have to shut “just a few buildings” or rooms.

But some of the affected schools will have to shut “the whole school”, as urgent work is carried out on buildings made with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

The Government has identified RAAC as prone to collapse, and announced on Thursday, August 31, that it would have to conduct urgent works on school sites just weeks before term starts.

While ministers are yet to announce exactly how many schools and colleges are affected, they expect approximately 104 will experience disruption.

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