Proposals for increase in Exeter primary school places

Proposals to create more primary school places in Exeter are being considered by Devon County Council.

In 2010/11, there were only 51 spare places in reception classes in the city.

The council said it was expecting demand for such places to increase as more housing was built around the city and birth rates rose.

The council said it was asking for parents, families and other residents to suggest new options.

The council said moves had already been made to increase places available at Clyst Heath, Countess Wear, Bowhill and Newtown primaries.

It added that the birth rate in the city had risen by 32% since 2004.

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