DR Liam Fox, MP for North Somerset, has written another letter to the Secretary of State for Education regarding Clevedon School's structural issues.

After structural engineers inspected the site, they found that the beams, which are made of High Alumina Cement Concrete (HACC), had weakened due to undergoing changing chemical composition.

In total, 22 classrooms, offices and storage rooms have been taken out of use.

Following Dr Fox's visit to the school on September 30, he wrote to The Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP on October 5. In the letter, he outlined that the best outcome would be to build a new school.

The letter read: "[W]hile some might see this as a huge problem, I see it as a huge opportunity, a feeling shared by the Headteacher and Governors. Clevedon is a vibrant community, and the school facilities are well used by a range community groups."

The Education Secretary responded on November 10, writing: "Department officials have been working closely with the responsible body, Futura Learning Trust, since the Complex Projects Team were notified of the structural issues identified at the school.

"The school, and officials, should remain concerned about the structural condition of the tower. Once the department receives the more detailed and written findings, I assure you we will work closely with the school, trust and…technical advisors to agree how best to progress."

In response, Dr Fox said: "At the moment, all the current costs have been borne by the Futura Trust, but one of the key aims must be to get the school within the budget of, and accepted onto, the School Rebuilding Programme. It is from this decision that subsequent work naturally flows.

"It is very difficult to plan for an interim solution until we know what the bigger financial picture looks like. As you will know, this is something of an exceptional situation because the school is not affected by the RACC issue, the problem faced by most schools, but by the unusual problem of High Alumina Cement Concrete.

"This is not just a financial issue as, with exams looming on the horizon, the school, pupils and parents need some certainty about the situation and, looking ahead, we face the dilemma about whether the curriculum and the choice for students will be shaped by the state of the buildings or whether students will have the full choice that they should be entitled to."