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School place shortage 'set to worsen in England'

3 September 2013 Last updated at 18:47 BST

Almost half of England's school districts will have more primary pupils than places within two years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said

Some local areas will face a 20% shortfall in places by 2015, according to analysis of official data from 2012.

Local authorities say not enough new schools are being built and the worst-hit areas could face a shortfall of 20%.

The LGA says the crisis has been caused by a baby boom, rising immigration and families being priced out of the private sector.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

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