London's school places shortfall

There are still signs of a real strain on school places, according to a new report by the National Audit Office. 240,000 are required in primary schools, with more than a third (37%) needed in London alone.

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London Councils: we warned of shortage for years

Responding to today’s report by the NAO, Cllr Peter John, Executive Member for Education at London Councils says:

“We welcome today’s report from the NAO. It is a wake-up call for Government. London boroughs have been warning for years of a chronic shortfall in school places as a result under investment by Government. Despite this the shortfall remains at over 90 000 places by 2015/16. The Government needs to focus all of its energies on working with councils to ensure that all London’s children are able to access a high quality school place as near to home as possible”

– Cllr Peter John, Executive Member for Education, London Councils

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