Around 700,000 children attend schools with dangerous conditions.

According to a warning from the National Audit Office (NAO), the government lacks the knowledge necessary to address “critical” risks to the safety of students and employees brought on by a decline in the quality of school facilities.

They stated in a tweet that teacher retention and student achievement might both suffer from a school’s physical condition. However, 700,000 kids in England go to a school that need extensive renovation or rebuilding.

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Even though the NAO’s Gareth Davies described the probability of a building failure or collapse resulting in death or injury as “critical and very likely” in 2021, “the Department for Education is still not able to minimise this danger.” The survey discovered that almost 24,000 school buildings, or 38% of the total, are currently past their predicted design lifespan.

According to the NAO, attention is now being paid to 14,900 schools that were constructed at a time when Raac was used. Of these, 42% have acknowledged doing research to find Raac, but in the remaining schools, possible dangers have not yet been found.

The study stated that by May of this year, 572 schools had been identified as having a potential Raac presence. The department is collaborating with them to ensure that measures have been taken to minimise the safety of employees and students.

The survey discovered that almost 24,000 school buildings, or 38% of all buildings, are currently older than they were intended to be.

According to the NAO, attention is currently being paid to 14,900 schools that were created during the time when Raac was utilised in their construction. Although 42% of them have acknowledged doing research to find Raac, possible dangers have not yet been found in the remaining schools.

The department is collaborating with them to certify that measures have been made to mitigate the safety of employees and students, according to the study. By May of this year, 572 schools had been identified as potentially possessing Raac.

The National Audit Office (NAO) also tweeted that £5.3 billion in capital financing is required annually to sustain schools and reduce the greatest risks of building failure.

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Schools and universities account for 37% of emissions from public buildings, according to the National Audit Office (NAO), thus the DfE’s plans are essential if the government is to accomplish its goal of reducing these emissions by 75% by 2037.

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