Multiple national newspapers and news channels covered warnings from the Local Government Association of an ‘emergency’ lack of places for incoming secondary school pupils.
71 local councils are said to be unable to meet the future demand for school places in 2023/24, a shortfall that will leave 134,000 children without a place.
Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, said this will mean schoolchildren will likely have to travel longer distances to attend schools, as well as larger class sizes.
The higher demand is attributed to a ‘baby boom’ in the early 2000s.
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