A Brockley primary school has been confirmed to contain dangerous concrete which has the risk of collapse.

Myatt Garden Primary School has been named in the list of schools that have been found to contain reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac).

Raac is a lightweight building material which was popular from the 1950s to the mid-1990s that is now deemed at risk of collapsing.

The Government document states that all pupils at the Myatt Garden Primary School continue to be in face-to-face education either on site or nearby.

The Department for Education's newly published list unveiled 147 education settings in England where necessary measures had to be implemented to deal with the collapse-prone concrete.

It indicated that 19 schools in England had to delay the start of term due to the concrete crisis.

Another 24 schools would incorporate remote learning due to the same issue, with four schools switching entirely to remote learning.

South east London has also seen another two schools be affected by Raac, including Sidcup’s Cleeve Park School and Eltham’s St Thomas More Catholic, which have both closed off some parts of the school.

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan expressed regret over the situation, stating that it was not the ideal way for parents, teachers, and affected children to begin the new term.

However, she emphasized that pupil and staff safety is her utmost priority.

Keegan praised the efforts of schools, colleges, councils, diocese, and academy trusts in ensuring that the majority of settings affected by Raac were able to open to all pupils at the start of term.

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said: “I know this is the last way parents, teachers and children affected by this wanted to begin the new term, but it will always be my priority to ensure the safety of pupils and staff.

“Thanks to the hard work of schools, colleges, councils, diocese and academy trusts, the majority of settings where Raac has been confirmed have opened to all pupils for the start of term.

“We will continue to support all impacted settings in whatever way we can, whether that’s through our team of dedicated caseworkers or through capital funding to put mitigations in place.

“We are also expediting surveys and urging all responsible bodies to tell us what they know about Raac, so we can be confident that settings are safe and supported.”

Myatt Garden Primary School has been approached for further information and comment.