London needs 50,000 more school places

London needs an extra 50,000 primary school places over the next seven years, but has "nowhere near sufficient" funds to pay for them, a report revealed today.

Some boroughs will have to create up to 26 new classes for four and five-year-olds to meet demand next autumn, the study by London Councils shows.

A baby boom in the capital, coupled by the rising numbers of parents opting to send their children to state schools, will make next year – and the next three years after that – the toughest ever for parents trying to secure a primary school place in London, the study found.

Source: here