Schools: Somerton and Frome

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th April 2016.

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Photo of David Warburton David Warburton Conservative, Somerton and Frome

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to meet demand for school places in Somerton and Frome constituency.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Supporting local authorities to ensure sufficient school places continues to be one of the Government’s top priorities. That is why we have committed to spending £7 billion on school places up to 2021, which, along with our investment in the free schools programme, we expect to deliver 600,000 new places. Somerset received £14.6 million of basic need funding between 2011 and 2015, which helped to create almost 3,000 new places between 2010 and 2015. It has also been allocated a further £24.5 million to create the places needed by 2019.

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