School Places Data

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why were recent estimates of required school places provided by the GLA to London Boroughs been so wrong?


Answer for School Places Data

Answer for School Places Data

Answered By: 
The Mayor

To the best of our knowledge, there is nothing wrong with the GLA's latest set of schools rolls projections. Not one of the 25 boroughs using the service has fed back concerns suggesting innaccuracy on our part. The projections service is a collaborative, iterative process, with boroughs providing feedback on the initial projections produced by the GLA, drawing as they can on their more detailed knowledge of local factors.