Government earmarks funds for academies and free schools

The government has earmarked £5 billion for school expansion until 2015 to cope with the increased demand for places.

Its infrastructure investment plans, set out amid much fanfare following the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), also included £7.5 billion to create 500,000 extra places by 2021.

Furthermore, the CSR included plans for 180 new free schools in 2015-16 to cope with the bulge in the birth rate, which will mean that 256,000 new primary school places will be needed by September 2014.

The Chancellor also announced the overall budget for education will increase to £53 billion and pledged to continue the programme of converting schools into academies.

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