Determining primary school capacity: guidance for local authorities

Guidance on the determination of the capacity of primary schools, with the aim of providing a consistent approach to calculating the capacity.

Part 2: Primary Schools

It was generally agreed that in order to keep it simple, there should be no more than two measures of primary school capacity. These are Planning Capacity and Working Capacity.

Generally, Local Authorities already calculate these measures, however, there was inconsistency around what they were called, specifically what was included in the calculation and when and how they were used.


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