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Primary Education: Bournemouth

Education written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Conservative, Bournemouth East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the shortage of primary school places in Bournemouth.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

holding answer 1 December 2011

The Department collects information from each local authority on school capacity in maintained schools through an annual survey, which includes local authorities' own pupil forecasts. The most recent survey data relate to the position in May 2010 and are available on the Department for Education's website:

The Department provides capital funding to local authorities to ensure there are sufficient school places. It is the responsibility of each local authority to manage the supply and demand for school places in its area and to secure a place for every child of statutory school age who wants one.

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