MORE THAN 50 secondary school classes will have to be built as the number of pupils in the borough is expected to grow 23.9 per cent by 2021.

Bracknell Forest will see the country's seventh highest percentage growth of secondary school pupils over the next four years, with 1,684 to require a space.

To cater for the added learners, 56 more classrooms and two more schools will have to be built.

Councillor Dr Gareth Barnard, chief member for learning, said: "We have got a very good handle on education and we have been predicting an increase in school places.

"King's Academy Binfield opens next year with 120 places which will grow and we have made sure we will have additional primary capacity.

"We are confident we will be able to meet the needs of the growing school population."