The empty classrooms

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools is to undertake a review of its provision with up to 50 primary schools up for closure (pdf file) or amalgamation to address the 20,000 empty desks in the maintained sector. Are such decisions by CCMS and other educational providers before the completion of the review of education premature? Will this self-regulating approach enable the controlled, maintained and integrated sectors to entrench their own positions?