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Primary school numbers to soar

26/07/2012 Joanna
Over the next decade there is likely to be an increase in demand for those in primary school teacher roles after it was revealed pupil numbers will reach levels last seen in the 1970s.

By 2020, the amount of maintained nursery and state-funded primary school students will be 18 per cent higher than in 2012, according to forecasts from the Department for Education.

An eight per cent increase is set to occur over the next three years alone, which will be felt across all regions.

However, those in teaching jobs in London are set to see up to an 18 per cent increase in pupils coming through the door by 2015, compared to around a nine per cent rise in the north-east and south-west.

Conversely, state-funded secondary pupil numbers will continue to decline by around four per cent until 2015, when the surge in the number of primary students begins to filter through. 

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