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TPS: well built

There’s relief for Petersfield students and parents after more than one hundred schools across the country were told to close their buildings.

Cheap, flaky concrete dating as far back as the 1950s has been found in hundreds of educational buildings. The Department for Education says this means a risk of collapse in some schools.

The Petersfield School is not believed to be one of the schools that contains the material which is known as Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete.

Its headmaster is Mark Marande. He told Shine Radio he’s pleased to report that TPS “not one of the confirmed affected schools”.

Mr Marande says the school does not believe it has RAAC in its estate so the start of term will be as normal.

Mark Marande
Mark Marande