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Schools: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 900314, tabled on 9 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure there is an adequate number of school places; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

15 June 2015

Supporting local authorities to create school places where they are needed most is one of the Department’s top priorities. The Coalition Government invested over £5 billion in providing new school places between 2011 and 2015, and this Government has committed to a further £7 billion in capital funding between 2015 and 2021. Local authorities have risen to the challenge, delivering 445,000 new places since 2010, with many more in the pipeline.

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