Millenium baby boom coincides with school funding cuts in recipe for disaster

“… A baby boom in the 2000s created a “population bulge”.

Primary schools have been feeling the effects of this for years. Now, secondary applications are beginning to rise as children born during this population boom move up through the school system. …

… The increase in demand for school places has meant fewer pupils across England are being offered their first or any of their top choice schools – last year the proportion (83.5%) was the lowest since 2010. And more are being offered a school that they didn’t choose at all. …”