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Schools: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL564, tabled on 24 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of secondary and primary schools currently experience a shortage of capacity in regard to school places; and how many schools have been extended or expanded to deal with a shortage of capacity since May 2010.

Answered on

2 July 2014

The Department for Education collects information from each local authority on the number of available school places in state-funded primary and secondary schools (excluding special schools) through an annual survey. The most recent publication relates to the position at May 2013 and is published online at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-capacity-academic-year-2012-to-2013

The corresponding statistics for May 2010 are published online at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-capacity-academic-year-2010-to-2011

We do not hold a central record of the number of schools that have been extended or expanded to deal with a shortage of capacity and we could only provide this information at a disproportionate cost.