Friday 28 June 2013

Academies ‘making shortage of school places worse’

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Rapid expansion of the government’s academy and free school programme has exacerbated a chronic shortage of places for children, the House of Commons’ spending watchdog has warned.

Local authorities’ inability to force publicly funded but independent schools to expand has meant that struggling direct-maintained schools could be forced to squeeze in more pupils, the public accounts committee has concluded.

From The Guardian

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