There's been lots of stories about asbestos in local schools in recent weeks. But all of these stories carry partial, or out of date information. The Department for Education now has the most comprehensive database showing which schools contain asbestos across England. They are refusing to release this information. They justify this by saying if they release information about individual schools these schools might chose not complete the survey in future years. This is nonsense - for starters it is within the Department for Educations powers to ensure that this survey is mandatory!
It's absolutely vital that we have transparency about asbestos in schools. The DFE must release the full list of schools that contain asbestos.