The most overcrowded primary and secondary schools in Solihull

There are 16 primary and secondary schools in Solihull that are ranked as over capacity

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Latest figures published by the Department of Education for the 2020/21 academic year shows 3,537 schools are operating at or beyond their capacity with a combined 56,000 extra pupils on their roll.

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There are more than 2,700 primary schools over capacity across England, with almost 21,000 extra pupils between them, and more than 750 secondary schools over capacity, with an extra 35,000 pupils.

In total these schools are over capacity by 56,368 pupils.

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A school is at or in excess of capacity when the number of pupils enrolled is greater than or equal to its number of places. There are 16 primary and secondary schools in Solihull that are ranked as over capacity, from 26.6% to 0.5%. In total these schools are over capacity by 379 pupils.

How does your child’s local school compare?

Here we reveal which schools in Solihull are the most overcrowded.

Here are the most overcorwded primary and secondary schools in the borough.

Primary

1. Widney Junior School

Widney Junior School is the most overcrowded primary school in Solihull.

There are 240 school places, with 268 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 28 pupils (11.7%) over capacity.

2. Cheswick Green Primary School

There are 210 school places, with 216 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 6 pupils (2.9%) over capacity.

3. Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary School, Shirley

There are 420 school places, with 429 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 9 pupils (2.1%) over capacity.

4. Monkspath Junior and Infant School

There are 615 school places, with 626 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 11 pupils (1.8%) over capacity.

5. Marston Green Infant Academy

There are 270 school places, with 274 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 4 pupils (1.5%) over capacity.

6. Haslucks Green School

There are 233 school places, with 236 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 3 pupils (1.3%) over capacity.

7. St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School

There are 210 school places, with 212 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 2 pupils (0.7) over capacity.

8. St Anne's Catholic Primary School

There are 420 school places, with 423 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 3 pupils (1%) over capacity.

9.Oak Cottage Primary School

There are 210 school places, with 211 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 1 pupil (0.5%) over capacity.

10. St Margaret's Church of England Primary School

There are 210 school places, with 211 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 1 pupil (0.5%) over capacity.

11.St Augustine's Catholic Primary School

There are 210 school places, with 211 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 1 pupil (0.5%) over capacity.

Secondary

1. WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull)

WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull )is the most overcrowded secondary school in Solihull.

There are 320 school places, with 405 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 85 pupils (26.6%%) over capacity.

2. Alderbrook School

There are 1,405 school places, with 1,502 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 97 pupils (6.9%) over capacity.

3. St Peter's Catholic School

There are 1,207 school places, with 1,273 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 66 pupils (5.5%) over capacity.

4. Langley School

There are 981 school places, with 1,018 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 37 pupils (3.8%) over capacity.

5. Lode Heath School

There are 1,134 school places, with 1,159 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 25 pupils (2.2%) over capacity.

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