THE Isle of Anglesey County Council have provided an update on two schools affected by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Ysgol David Hughes and Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi did not welcome back pupils on September 5 as originally planned after RAAC was found at both schools.

The council gave this update last night (September 5):

Ysgol David Hughes (Menai Bridge)

The school will partially re-open for Years 7, 11 and 12 pupils on Thursday, September 7.

Staff and pupils will be re-located to areas in the school that are not affected by RAAC.

Additional remedial works are being undertaken in the hope of allowing further pupils to return to the safely, and as soon as possible.

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi

All pupils will receive tuition through online learning (from Thursday, September 7).

No pupils will return to the school this week.

It is hoped that some pupils will be able to return next week after further specialist inspections have been undertaken.

Parents and guardians of Ysgol David Hughes and Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi have been made aware of these developments. The schools will continue to update them regularly.

Cllr Llinos Medi, Anglesey Council Leader, said: “Our main priority remains the safety of all our young people and staff. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has worked tirelessly since we became aware of this national issue.

“Both of the school buildings have been affected by RAAC differently. It’s vital that we continue to support both school communities during these challenging times. We are working closely with our headteachers, Welsh Government and external specialists to ensure that this matter is resolved as safely and quickly as possible.

"I would like to thank our young people, parents and staff for their patience and co-operation.”


RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete and was used in the construction of schools, colleges, and other buildings from the 1950s until the mid-1990s.

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi posted on their Facebook page last night: "Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi will not be open to pupils this week due to further investigative surveys being carried out by engineers this Thursday and Friday. This decision was jointly reached this evening having received further advice from the local authority to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

"In the interim, Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi is working towards minimising disruption to our students’ education. From Thursday, September 7 onwards, our pupils will be invited to online classrooms, ensuring that their learning journey continues uninterrupted.

"Further details regarding online learning, including schedules and resources will be shared tomorrow on our website and via Hwb (our digital learning platform).

"We appreciate your support during this time and we will continue to provide daily updates over the next few days as we work towards a safe reopening of our school."