A Sussex school has issued an update after being included in a list of places affected by unsafe concrete.

Langney Primary Academy in Chailey Close, Eastbourne, was one of more than 100 schools and other education settings listed by the Department of Education as having confirmed cases of RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete).

RAAC was used as a building material between the 1950s and 1990s but it is now feared to be at risk of collapse following incidents over the summer.

Swale Academies Trust, which operates Langney Primary, said there has been “no loss to learning” due to the issue, which is affecting external parts of some buildings.

A spokesman for the trust said: “Swale Academies Trust believe that the safety of our students, staff and visitors across all our school sites is paramount and always a priority.

“Swale Academies Trust commissioned qualified structural surveyors to undertake thorough RAAC checks at Langney Primary Academy.

“External RAAC was identified as being present in the gutter and fascia in some parts of the school estate and so mitigating solutions were put in place.

“There is no concern regarding the inside of the buildings or classrooms.

“Risk assessments throughout Langney Primary Academy have been undertaken and the estates team at Swale Academies Trust is in ongoing communication with the Department for Education in regards to the situation.

“Langney Primary Academy opened as planned for term one of the 2023/24 academic year on Tuesday, September 5.

“We are pleased to inform that there has been no loss to learning for our pupils and they have returned to school in positive spirits.”

A total of 147 schools across England are affected by the dangerous concrete, with 19 forced to delay the start of term and four switching to remote learning for all students.

Under-pressure Education Secretary Gillian Keegan will meet school leaders and MPs in Essex today, one of the areas worst hit by the RAAC crisis.

Ms Keegan, the MP for Chichester, provoked anger after she was caught on camera asking why no one says “you’ve done a f***ing good job” while “everyone else has sat on their a**e and done nothing”.