Friday, 10 July 2009

Local authorities all over the country are facing unprecedented levels of demand for new primary school places...

This is more focused in the big cities with most authorities looking to use temporary classrooms in the short term to accommodate these additional children. Evidence locally, regionally and nationally suggests that unless funding issues are addressed we will struggle to provide enough primary school places over the next five years. It is obvious that current capital funding arrangements are not sufficient to fund the necessary new primary school places.

We are really pleased that, after alerting the DCSF to these issues, the Government is going to
provide local authorities facing these issues with additional capital funding to meet this shortfall.

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