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Two London schools fail cladding fire safety tests

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Two schools in London have failed cladding fire safety tests conducted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) on behalf of the government

The Department for Education said that tests had confirmed two schools with cladding that was not of ‘limited combustibility’ - London Enterprise Academy in Whitechapel and Bridge Special Needs Primary School in Islington.

However, the Department for Education said that, both schools have been checked by the Fire and Rescue Service, and have been ’declared safe for continued use’.

The government is currently testing all building in the UK with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding above 18 metres, following the Grenfell Tower fire.

A Department for Education spokesperson told the AJ that all schools across the UK were carrying out additional fire safety checks in response to the Grenfell Tower fire, and that cladding tests would be included as part of this. 

Last month, communities secretary Sajid Javid asked all hospitals and schools to carry out additional fire safety checks following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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