Primary pupils to hit 40-year peak in 2018

5th August 2011 at 01:00

By 2018, there are expected to be more pupils in primary schools than at any time during the past 40 years. Official statistics show that there is a marked difference around England, with London under most pressure for school places and the South West and North East having a smaller increase. Overall numbers in 2018 will be 4.51 million pupils, up 11 per cent from 2011.

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