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Question for Department for Education

UIN 169903, tabled on 3 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of over-capacity in (a) classrooms and (b) school buildings on children's academic progress in schools.

Answered on

11 September 2018

The information requested is not held centrally.

The latest data[1] shows there are fewer pupils in excess of their school capacity when compared with 2010; reducing from more than 97,000 in May 2010 to 54,000 in May 2017.

[1] The annual school capacity survey 2017, available here: