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英 초․중등학교, 학생수 초과로 몸살

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21:18 01 Nov 2010
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英 초․중등학교, 학생수 초과로 몸살

□ 5개 중 1개 영국 초등학교 인원 초과
- 공립 초등학교의 20.3%, 총 3,444개교가 만석이거나 학생 초과인 것으로 교육부 발표
- 2009년 19.8%, 3,376개교에서 증가한 수치

□ 내용
- 연구소 ‘Fiscal Studies’의 분석에 의하면, 증가하는 학생수로 인하여 연간 학생당 지원금이 0.6% 감소할 것으로 예상
- 런던, 버밍엄과 같은 대도시의 학교에 자리가 부족할 것으로 염려됨
- 또한 공립 중등학교의 29.3%, 총 916개의 학교에 자리가 없거나 학생수가 초과되었고, 이는 2009년의 28.8%에 비해 증가한 수치
- 이는 대다수 지역 교육청에서 10월 말로 마감되는 중등학교 입학 지원을 기준으로 함
- 지역 정부 연맹은 안전한 환경에서 모든 학생의 학교 입학을 위해 향후 4년간 약 150억 파운드가 필요할 것으로 추정
- 10월 초 발표된 설문조사에 의하면 수천명의 학생이 가을 학기 시작 후 한달 이후에도 학교에 배치되기를 기다리고 있으며 이는 상당수의 지역 교육청이 학생 배치에 어려움을 겪고 있음을 보여줌


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Fifth of primaries full or overcrowded, figures show
More than one in five of England's primary schools are full to bursting point, government statistics reveal.

Some 20.3% of state primaries, 3,444 in total, are full or have more pupils than they should, Department for Education figures show.

The numbers are up on last year, when just under a fifth (19.8%), some 3,376 primaries were full.

It follows claims any schools funding increases from the spending review will be wiped out by rising pupil numbers.

Analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies suggests per pupil funding will fall in real terms by 0.6% per year because of expected increases in pupil numbers.

The new figures will also revive concerns about a lack of school places in some parts of England, particularly in big cities such as London and Birmingham.

'Booming birth rates'

The statistics also show that 29.3% of state secondaries, 916 schools in total, are full or have pupils in excess of school capacity, compared to 28.8% in 2009.

The figures come as parents across England submit applications for secondary school places.

The deadline set by many councils for applications is the end of this week.

The Local Government Association has been estimated that around £15bn is needed over the next four years to guarantee every child a school place in a safe environment

LGA chairman Baroness Margaret Eaton said: "Everyone is well aware of the difficult financial climate in which councils are operating.

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"We need to work even harder to ensure that the money that is invested in school buildings represents the best possible value for the taxpayer.

"Our children need schools which are safe, clean and attractive places in which they can learn.

"Spending money to maintain or replace existing school buildings is unavoidable.

"Areas experiencing booming birth rates need to be able to expand primary schools so that every child has a place not too far from their home."

A survey earlier this month suggested that thousands of children were still waiting to be allocated a school place a month after the new autumn term started, as councils in many areas faced problems accommodating them.



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BBC, 2010.10.25
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11618982