School places for TfL Land (3)

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In regards to your answer to Question 2016/3297. Are you really saying you cannot beat your predecessor's provision of land for 21 new schools in London? Where have your ambitions for London's children gone?


Answer for School places for TfL Land (3)

Answer for School places for TfL Land (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The scale of schools required across London is unprecedented. The recent London Councils "Do the Maths 2016" analyses school places shortfall and indicates that the equivalent of 610 new classes are needed every year to 2022. Every new school helps towards achieving this goal but the scale is unprecedented. I will work with London Councils, the boroughs, Regional Schools Commissioners and the Education Funding Agency to ensure that through collaboration and we have adequate schools places.