Population boom caused by high birth rate and immigration will force schools to create 1m more places by 2020

 

Nearly one million extra school places will be needed within eight years as rising birth rates and immigration push pupil numbers to a  50-year high.

The population boom has already pushed many primary schools to ‘breaking point’ and forced town halls to draw up emergency plans to teach children in disused shops and warehouses.

Now figures from the Department for Education have shown the number of pupils in state schools is expected to rise to 7,950,000 by the end of the decade – 935,000 more than now.

via Population boom caused by high birth rate and immigration will force schools to create 1m more places by 2020 | Mail Online.

Jimmy Kilpatrick, a national recognized professional special education advocate since 1994.

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