Warning of dire school places shortage
Press AssociationAlmost half of the school districts in England are predicted to have more primary pupils than places within two years, it has been reported.
The "unnecessary restrictions" on councils wanting to open schools could leave parents scrambling for places that do not exist by 2015, the head of the Local Government Association told the BBC.
The LGA chairman, David Simmonds, said councils were facing "unprecedented pressures", leaving schools to face a "desperate shortage" of places in the near future.
"The process of opening up much-needed schools is being impaired by a one-size-fits-all approach and in some cases by the presumption in favour of free schools and academies."
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"Warning of dire school places shortage", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/warning-of-dire-school-places-shortage