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Primary Education: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unfilled places there were in primary schools in 2016-17; and what proportion of the total number of school places that figure represents in each such area.

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

As of 1 May 2016, the total number of unfilled primary places in England was 461,065; the number of unfilled places as a percentage of total primary places was 9.7 per cent.

The capacity data are published on an annual basis, giving equivalent local authority and regional totals, through the SCAP tables. Further information can be found at:

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