Advertisement

  1. National

School place shortage concerns

Under-performing schools could be forced to expand to deal with a chronic shortage of places for children, MPs have warned.

View all 7 updates ›

MPs raise concern over lack of school places

MPs have warned that under-performing schools could be forced to expand to deal with a chronic shortage of places for children.

Local councils may have to make decisions that affect the quality of pupils' education in the rush to provide enough school places, a new report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said.

Under-performing schools could be forced to expand, report warns Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Buildings such as libraries or music rooms could be turned into classrooms to meet the demand in areas facing a squeeze on places, it added.

The committee is the latest group to raise concerns about a lack of school places.

More top news