HOLMES Chapel Comprehensive School and Sixth Form has reassured parents that pupils can return to their classes as normal this week.

The message comes as more than 100 schools across England must find temporary classrooms after potentially dangerous concrete has been discovered.

Known as reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC), the potentially hazardous material was used to construct schools, colleges and other buildings between the 50s and mid 70s in the UK, but has since been found to be at risk of collapse.

Some pupils across the country will be forced to resume their studies either online or in temporary facilities after the government ordered them to close.

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Tony Halsall, director of operations at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, said: “Over the past few days there has been significant coverage in the media regarding the use of RAAC, a form of concrete used in many public sector buildings, over a number of decades.

“Where it has been used there has been significant safety concerns raised.

“Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School is not affected by this issue.

“Within our school, we have carried out all of the necessary surveys, inspections and safety checks necessary and wish to assure all students, staff and families that our school buildings are safe.

“We have not identified the presence of any RAAC in any of our school buildings.

“Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School is not affected by this issue and well open as normal following the summer break.”

The school on Selkirk Drive will reopen to all students tomorrow, Tuesday, September 5.