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Enfield school places plan

Enfield Council is consulting residents on a multi-million pound school expansion programme to counter an increase in the number of children of primary school age in the borough.

2,400 extra primary school places for Enfield

London Councils have warned there will be a shortfall of 90,000 school places across the capital by 2016 Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Enfield Council is consulting residents on a multi-million pound school expansion programme to counter an increase in the number of children of primary school age in the borough.

The announcement comes just weeks after London Councils warned there would be a shortfall of 90,000 school places across the capital by 2016.

Enfield Council says the plan will provide an extra 2,400 primary school places in 11 schools over the next six years with the vast majority of the building work expected to be completed by September next year. The consultation, that begins today, is due to finish on October 31st.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, says "the £22 million project will provide hundreds of extra primary school places in the areas they are most needed and improve our educational facilities ahead of the 2013 school year."

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