Local authorities are accountable for providing sufficient school places and are funded by the Department to deliver this. The Department collects School Capacity Data annually from local authorities to monitor school place demand. According to this data, Salford and the constituency of Worsley and Eccles South has sufficient school places. Where changes are forecast by the local authority, plans are put in place to ensure sufficiency.
The Department collects and publishes information about the quality of places on GOV.UK on an annual basis. Local authorities are responsible for the quality of maintained schools and in the context of academies this lies with Regional School Commissioners who act in accordance with the Schools Causing Concern Guidance. Since 2010, we have provided through basic need funding capital to provide 3,942 additional school places. Salford has been allocated £58.3 million to provide new school places from 2011-2021.
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