1st March 2016

Figures showing the shortage of school places suggest that more pupils will miss out on their first choice of secondary school.

Research by the House of Commons Library indicated that the pressure on secondary places last year is likely to increase – as families learnt about their school choices.

National secondary offer day on Tuesday (March 1st) came as the bulge in pupils at primary school started to move into secondary education.

The pressures on the system were also highlighted in a political debate, with Labour figures criticising the current rate of school building and the provision of new schools through free schools, while Conservative Ministers defending the Government’s performance.

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