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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 70992, tabled on 13 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools in (a) London and (b) England are in temporary buildings; and how many of those schools have been in those temporary buildings for more than one year.

Answered on

20 April 2017

Information on the number of free schools in temporary accommodation in London and England can be found below:

Total free schools in London in temporary accommodation

54

Total free schools in England in temporary accommodation

110

Total free schools in London in temporary accommodation for more than 1 year

41

Total free schools in England in temporary accommodation for more than 1 year

74

The length of time it takes to identify, acquire and adapt the right site can mean that it is sometimes necessary for a school to open in temporary accommodation. When we do open schools in temporary accommodation, we ensure value for money and that all temporary accommodation is safe and suitable for educational purposes.

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