No Camden Council-run school buildings contain a type of concrete that could collapse, a council spokesperson has said.

The Department for Education (DfE) ordered 104 schools, nurseries and colleges nationwide, that were reportedly fitted with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC), to shut buildings until new safety measures are put in place.

New RAAC cases "reduced" the DfE's confidence that school and college buildings with confirmed RAAC should remain open without mitigations in place.

Schools minister Nick Gibb said today (September 1) that a collapse over the summer of a beam that had been considered safe sparked an urgent rethink on whether buildings with the aerated concrete could remain open.

The Ham&High contacted Camden Council to ask whether any of the borough's schools will be affected.

A spokesperson said: “The Government has not given instructions to any Camden schools at the present time on RAAC and we are not anticipating any schools will be asked to close.

"We are carrying out our own checks and our initial surveys indicate none of our schools are affected."

The BBC reported that no list of all the affected schools has been released by DfE yet. 

Education secretary Gillian Keegan told broadcasters: “Most parents should not be worried about this at all.”

Details on the government advisory to schools can be found on this link: