The shortfall of primary and secondary school places across the capital is set to rise faster than expected, to around 90,000 by 2016, London Councils have warned.
Long-term demand for school places will continue to grow across the capital, with the cost of meeting this expected to reach £2.3bn within the next four years, according to new analysis done by the organisation which lobbies on behalf of the capital’s 33 local authorities.
Councils have been trying to provide 241 new classrooms in London to meet the demand for pupils just about to start reception class.
This year 6,000 more children applied for a reception place in London for September, compared to September 2011, bringing the total number of applicants to 100,000.
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