MARLING SCHOOL welcomed Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie to discuss the impact of RAAC at the site. 

A recent site survey confirmed that Marling School and Sixth Form has one small section of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), used in the construction of a flat-roofed, single-story building at the rear of the Design Technology block.

The same survey confirmed the rest of the school does not have RAAC in its construction. 

The Department for Education 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 have been vacated.

Stroud News and Journal: Marling School headteacher Glen Balmer talks RAAC with Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie outside the

The affected classrooms have been sealed off since the beginning of the new school year.

Marling Headteacher Glen Balmer said:  “Siobhan and I had a constructive meeting.

"We appreciate her support in working with the Department for Education in finding solutions as quickly as possible.

"Our Design & Technology department and site teams have done a fantastic job in creating short-term plans, but we need high quality temporary buildings as soon as possible to ensure our students and staff have the resources and conditions they deserve."