There are now 11 schools across the North East which have been affected by the RAAC announcement. 

Aerated concrete in all of the properties has been identified and measures are being put in place in all the schools.

Announcements were made by most of the institutions last Friday (Sep 1).

Schools minister Nick Gibb said on Friday (September 1) the collapse of a beam previously considered safe over the summer sparked an urgent rethink on whether buildings with aerated concrete could remain open.

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You can see all of the schools which will be impacted by the discovery of RAAC in this map.

It includes Ferryhill School in Ferryhill, St Teresa’s Primary School in Darlington, St James’ Catholic Primary School in Hebburn and St Leonard’s Catholic School in Durham.

MPs and headteachers have expressed their frustration with the way the RAAC situation has been handled.

Grahame Morris, Labour MP for Easington, said: "The timing couldn't be worse, with this debacle unfolding just days before the start of the term. It's a stark reminder of the chaos and mismanagement plaguing this government.

"Our children, parents and teachers are being let down by a level of ineptitude at the top of government that would not be acceptable in any other walk of life."

Mary Foy, Labour MP for Durham, had her say after St Leonards Catholic School announced it was affected.

She said: "That the school has only been informed days before term was due to begin beggars' belief, leaving the school without time to arrange alternative sites to ensure learning is not disrupted, and leaving parents with little time to arrange work, or childcare commitments.

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"This situation is utterly shambolic, schools should be safe havens for children and ministers must be held accountable."

Addressing the closures in Darlington, MP Peter Gibson said: "I am deeply disappointed to learn that some schools in Darlington will be unable to start their new term as planned due to the announced safety concerns caused by RAAC.

"I will be working closely with the affected schools to see what can be done to ensure that they can re-opened to full capacity as soon as possible."