Primary rolls to rise by a fifth

3rd February 2012 at 00:00

The number of children at primary schools in England is expected to rise by a fifth over the coming decade, official figures suggest. By 2020, there will be 4.8 million state primary pupils - 20 per cent more than in 2011 and reaching levels last seen in the early 1970s, according to statistics published by the Department for Education.

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