Backing for bid to solve over demand for school places

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Councillors have agreed to plans to ensure enough school places for future generations of children.

Doncaster Council’s cabinet has backed a report calling for action to avoid a major shortfall of places. The authority says it is seeing a significant increase in the number of full primary schools.

A surge in the birthrate in the last decade is a factor and the council wants more government cash to help ease the problem.

Eight out 91 primary schools with reception classes are exceeding their numbers and 40 are at their limit.