School Places (2)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What representations have you made to Government with regard to funding for additional school places and do you plan to raise the concerns London Councils have expressed regarding national funding for school places within their 'Do the Maths 2015' report?


Answer for School Places (2)

Answer for School Places (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My recent correspondence with Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, raised concerns about the school place shortages in London and the high costs to providing new schools in the capital. The Secretary of State welcomes the GLA joining the regular officials' meetings between the Department and London Councils on school places. This recognises the GLA work underway with the boroughs to produce joint forecasts for school places demand.

My Deputy Mayor for Education, Munira Mirza, will be meeting Nicky Morgan and raising the issue again.