Record number of schools opened in England
The highest number of schools in 30 years were opened in England this term, according to new figures. The number, 180, is including both brand new and refurbished schools.
In total 180 new school buildings have been completed in England this term - the highest number for thirty years.
The government claims that it is on track to re-build or refurbish every secondary school in the country.
But critics - including the Conservatives - say delays and bureaucracy mean that target cannot be met.
Schools Secretary Ed Balls says more and more pupils are getting classrooms "fit for the future".
"As every teacher, child and parent knows, going to school in a brand new building which is designed for the 21st century can make all the difference," said Mr Balls.