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The council's recent review of school places indicates a particular need for additional school places within the Preston and Paignton area by 2018.   Once a successful sponsoring trust has been approved to run the new school the DFE will have an obligation to find a suitable site within the proposed area and they will be fully funding the acquisition of land and related building work.

An additional new school is also likely to be needed in the Collaton area of the bay by 2020.  This is due to the large housing development of 600+ houses that is proposed.  It is likely that Coast Academies will also bid to run this.