Daily Mail is reporting that secondary schools will need to find 418,000 extra pupil places over the next decade following a baby boom, estimates show.
Department for Education figures published yesterday predict the secondary school population will hit 3.3million by 2027 – a rise of 14.7 per cent.
The DfE document states direct immigration of pupils born outside the UK ‘has a very small effect on the school age population’, but adds: ‘The birth rate, which has a much larger effect, is in turn affected by any increase in the number of children born to non-UK born women (who overall tend to have higher fertility rates).’
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