Dudley Council has a statutory duty to provide each child in its area with a school place. All local authorities must also ensure that there are sufficient schools in their area promote diversity and increase parental choice.
If we do not act and increase the number of school places available there will not be sufficient places for each child, especially in some areas of the Borough. A population bulge over the past 8 years has resulted in the authority increasing places in the primary sector. It is now imperative that a similar increase takes place in the secondary sector to ensure sufficiency of places.