Primary School Places Crisis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3925
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given your announcement that you would set aside land for 12 Free Schools, does the Mayor think that the government should hand back responsibility for opening new schools to local authorities to tackle the primary school places crisis rather than trying to tackle the problem centrally?

Answer

Answer for Primary School Places Crisis

Answer for Primary School Places Crisis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. I fully support the Free Schools policy. Boroughs, the GLA and Government all need to work together to tackle the pupil places crisis, with Free Schools forming part of the solution.