Increased demand for School Places in Sutton

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The recent report by GLA Intelligence shows that demand for school places will be highest in Sutton in the Wandle Valley ward. Will you take any steps to address this?


Answer for Increased demand for School Places in Sutton

Answer for Increased demand for School Places in Sutton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I continue to make the funding case for the 165,000 additional state school places needed by 2025. I set this out at my third Education Conference on 27 November when sharing the platform with the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education. This was based on the GLA report, 'Projected Demand for School Places ', that used a new methodology of our population projections along with data from the National Pupil Database. All areas of London will need additional schools. I am working with London Councils and ALDCS to develop a pan- London approach to addressing the areas in greatest need of secondary schools and will continue to assist on the development of new primary schools.

In 2013, I launched the London Schools Atlas to bring together information about school places in every London borough in one place, as well as current patterns of attendance and potential future demand for school places.