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Scotland desperately needs more school capacity

April 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on a new report from Scape, The School Places Challenge 2019, which warns that an additional 13,600 pupils will join Scotland's school system by 2020/2021 and to meet this demand Scotland will need to build 453 additional secondary school classrooms, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

"Many secondary schools across Scotland have been closed as larger schools have been built. It is extraordinary that no one apparently saw the consequences of this and did not plan for enough classrooms.

"There are serious questions to answer about how this situation was allowed to arise. Whatever the background, the future of a young person's education cannot be compromised by these obvious problems and parents will expect immediate action."