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Michael Gove: School places 'a challenge'

Education Secretary Michael Gove has said he faces "a challenge" to ensure their are enough school places in the future, as the previous Labour government ignored warnings and left "quite a lot of catching up to do".

His comments came as the Local Government Association (LGA) warned that half of England's school districts will have more primary pupils than places within two years.

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

  • 03 Sep 2013
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