The education secretary has said she is sorry the call to close some schools over unsafe concrete came at the “worst time” just before the start of term.

Gillian Keegan, speaking on BBC Radio 2, also told 5% of schools who had not replied to a survey about RAAC concrete to “get off their backsides”.

More than 100 schools in England have closed or partially closed and some are struggling to secure building surveys.

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