Dozens of new school buildings in England ‘have combustible insulation’

Exclusive: cladding banned from high-rise blocks after Grenfell disaster still allowed on schools

Dozens of schools have been built using combustible insulation since the material was banned on high-rise apartment blocks after the Grenfell Tower disaster, raising fears for children’s safety.

More than 70 schools are likely to have used plastic foam insulation, which burns, since it was banned on residential buildings over 18 metres in height in December 2018, according to industry research.

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