Annal Nayyar blogs on interesting article Councils warn of school place ‘tipping point’

Interesting article Schools could soon face a tipping point where there is no more space or money to offer extra places to pupils that need them, the Local Government Association has warned.

It is  estimated that the parents of some 370,000 three- and four-year-olds will have applied for a primary school place when the deadline passes later this week. And over the next decade, there could be 900,000 extra pupils in English school, whose places will cost £12bn.

The LGA called on the government to fund the cost of all new school places, now and in the future, and make it easier for councils to open new schools.

David Simmonds, chair of the LGA’s children and young people board, said: ‘Councils face a challenge to create places on time and in the right areas, in a climate where they are also short of money to do so.

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