Schools

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authority schools have opened in the last five years.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

On 1 February 2011 the Education Act 2011 amended the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to change the arrangements for establishing new schools. Most new schools are now established via the academy/free school presumption.

182 local authority maintained schools have opened since 01 January 2011.

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