Councillors are being asked to approve a £31 million plan for this financial year to continue expansion work on six schools and take a further 13 schemes forward for planning approval.
Up to four schools could be built including one on the Harbourside.
The strategy sets out how new issues, as well as the continued increase in reception-age children, are now being planned for.
- increased and targeted special educational needs provision;
- new entitlement for early education for two-year olds;
- the raising of the school participation age to 17;
- the impact of greater numbers at primary school moving on to secondary education.
The new strategy provides much more detail on predicted special educational needs across the city.
Currently eight per cent of the school population is identified with special needs that might bephysical, emotional or behavioural.
By 2015 this is expected to rise to 11 per cent.
Watch the full report by our Education Correspondent Richard Payne here: