Annal Nayyar blogs on Primary School places

One in every ten places needed for children due to start school in the autumn has not been put in place, a minister admitted yesterday.

It means that local authorities have only nine months in which to build classrooms or open schools to accommodate tens of thousands of pupils.

The admission came days before the deadline for parents to submit forms listing which primary school they want their child to attend when the new school year starts in September.

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, acknowledged the shortfall after local authority leaders claimed that schools were at “breaking

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