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Head teachers: School planning fragmented and unclear

The system for creating new school places in England is fragmented, risking harm to children's education, head teachers have warned.

Lack of cohesive local planning means new schools are not always opened where there is most need, says the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

Meanwhile, the rise in pupil numbers will make it even harder for parents to secure school places, it adds.

The government said it wanted to ensure a good school place for every child.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 15 Jan 2016
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