Secondary schools face 420,000 rise in pupil numbers following baby boom in the 2000s that was partly driven by high immigration

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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