Building surveys have been carried at schools in Cambridgeshire to find out if they were built with the reinforced concrete that is causing structural issues.  

Cambridgeshire County Council has said all but three of the county’s 268 primary and secondary schools have been surveyed – and no so-called RAAC has been found.  

A council spokesperson said on Friday (September 1) there are no concerns about the remaining schools, but they will also be surveyed.  

He said: “All schools in Cambridgeshire are therefore due to open as normal [this] week.    

"We are working closely with school leaders to reassure parents, carers and pupils before the new term starts.”    

More than 100 schools in England have been told to shut buildings as the academic year gets underway. 

And parents have been finding out if their children's schools are affected by the concrete crisis.  

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has vowed to publish a full list but is allowing time for schools to inform parents first.  

Asked whether it is possible that parents will send their children to a school without knowing it is on the list, she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Well, we’re hoping that’s not the case, because we’ve spoken via the caseworker with each one of the schools and we’ve given them the template (letter to inform parents) and we’re just going to double-check that. 

“We will publish the list, but I do want to double-check that the school has had the opportunity – because not all the schools are back yet – to tell all parents.” 

The schools surveyed in Cambridgeshire did not include independent or private schools.  

RAAC stands for reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete. 

It is a lightweight material used in many public building projects between the 1950s and 1990s.

But it is now coming to the end of its 30-year lifespan.

Hingchingbrooke Hospital, in Huntingdon, and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn are among the buildings affected.  

Earlier this year, it was announced both will be rebuilt.