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Moulton Primary clear to fully reopen

Early years, schools and education

20 September 2023

Moulton Primary School

Moulton Primary School is now able to welcome all students back after it was confirmed that it does not have reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

The school needed to close for two days earlier this month while investigations took place, after the discovery of a construction material in one of its buildings which might have been RAAC.

Survey results have confirmed that the material, while a form of aerated concrete, was not the same substance which is currently of concern to the Government.

Work has been carried out to bring the building back into safe use, with the result that those children who temporarily could not be accommodated were able to return.

We’re so grateful for everyone’s patience while we carried out further investigations, following our initial concerns.

It’s extremely good news that children have been able to return to learning at a familiar setting, and with no further disruption on the horizon.

I would also like to say a special thank you to Moulton School and Science College which stepped up to host children from Year 6, who were displaced by the work.

We’re very pleased that the school has been found to be in a safe condition and that we won’t have to support the Department for Education in making any ongoing alternative arrangements at the school in the coming months.
Cllr Fiona Baker, West Northamptonshire Council Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education
It’s so good to have all of our children from years 1 and 6 back where they should be at the school.

We’re very grateful for the patience and support everyone has shown, and the children coped with the disruption admirably.
Lauren Jones, Acting Headteacher at Moulton Primary
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