More school places needed over next 23 years

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BUCK­ING­HAMSHIRE’S schools will have to ac­com­mo­date an ex­tra 12,000 pupils by 2039.

Fig­ures from the Of­fice for Na­tional sta­tis­tics show how pop­u­la­tions across Eng­land are pro­jected to grow over the next 25 years.

In Buck­ing­hamshire the lat­est pop­u­la­tion fig­ures show that there were 98,900 chil­dren aged 0-14 liv­ing in the area in 2014. How­ever by 2039 this num­ber is ex­pected to rise by 12,000 to 110,900 putting pres­sure on schools and nurs­eries to put plans in place to ac­com­mo­date even more chil­dren.

This is an in­crease of 12%, ahead of the in­crease of 9.8% for the coun­try as a whole.

Within Buck­ing­hamshire Ayles­bury Vale is ex­pected to see the big­gest in­crease in chil­dren in per­cent­age terms with 19% more in 2039 com­pared to 2014 while South Bucks was close be­hind with an in­crease of 15.4%.

Across Eng­land the ONS has pro­jected that there will be an ex­tra 951,200 chil­dren aged 0-14 in the coun­try by 2039.

Schools and nurs­eries will have to plan to ac­com­mo­date 10.6 mil­lion chil­dren in this age group by 2039 com­pared to the 9.7 mil­lion in 2014.

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