More school places needed over next 23 years
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.