School Places

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A total of 110,364 new school places will be needed in London between 2016/17 and 2021/22 to meet forecast demand, consisting of 62,935 primary places and 47,430 secondary places. How will London meet this demand?


Answer for School Places

Answer for School Places

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, and school places as outlined in the question. 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.   Please also see MQ 2016 /3828.