A local school has been included in a list of settings with confirmed collapse-prone Raac.

St John’s Catholic Primary School, in Rickmansworth, is continuing to deliver face-to-face lessons for all pupils at a temporary modular building on site ahead of a rebuild approved before the issue came to national attention.

The Department for Education (DfE) published a long-awaited list of 147 schools and colleges in England this afternoon as controversy mounted, but parents have known about the issue at St John’s Catholic Primary School for over a year after a routine conditions survey revealed its roof was not up to standard.

Kids were left to learn in spare classrooms at a neighbouring school for months before moving to the temporary building last summer.

The school was then awarded funding for a new modern building in the government's school rebuilding programme.

Pre-planning designs for the new classrooms were agreed in July this year.

A message on the school website says: “Since the discovery of this material at St John’s this has become a well-publicised matter of national concern, resulting in the DfE initiating a nationwide survey of its entire school estate to assess the size of the problem facing schools.

“Following the discovery of RAAC at the school, students and staff were moved into a temporary modular school building on the school site.

“We are proud of our work with our trust, the DfE, and the Diocese of Westminster which enabled this temporary building to be ready for occupation only four months after Raac was first discovered.”

The school was not one of the three schools Hertfordshire County Council previously identified as having the issue due to it being an academy, and therefore not falling under its responsibility.

Correspondence from the county council, seen by the Watford Observer, states Bushey & Oxhey Infants School was one of the three schools but remedial work was completed in 2022.

Nationally, four schools have had to switch to remote learning for all students, rather than face-to-face lessons, because of the concrete crisis.