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Question for Department for Education

UIN HL3868, tabled on 24 November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authority schools have opened in the last five years.

Answered on

4 December 2015

On 1 February 2011 the Education Act 2011 amended the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to change the arrangements for establishing new schools. Most new schools are now established via the academy/free school presumption.

182 local authority maintained schools have opened since 01 January 2011.