What does the future hold for pupil numbers?

In July, the Department for Education released statistics projecting the number of pupils in schools, measured by type of school and age group: the results make interesting reading.

For state funded primary schools and nurseries, it was reported that the population occupying both has been increasing since 2009 and reached just over 4.5 million in 2017.  However, that rate is now slowing.

The secondary school population rose in 2017 and is projected to rise until 2025, at which time the secondary school population is expected to stabilise.

The increases could lead to more admission appeals in the foreseeable future and schools may need legal assistance in dealing with these.

We have created three different retainer schemes that will help education institutions deal with admission appeals as well as the various other legal issues that schools and academies need to address.  

Our Education law Solicitor Thomas Emmett is based in our Basildon Office. For any enquiries call him on 01245 453847, or alternativley email him on thomas.emmett@birkettlong.co.uk. 

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