The primary school places shortage is starting to hit.
From the News Shopper:
by Kelly Smale
A COUNCIL is doubling the amount of reception children at a school despite it not having room for them.
Brindishe Community School, in Wantage Road, Lee, is being forced to take on 60 reception children in September rather than the usual 30.
Lewisham Council sent letters to parents offering places at the school even though the headteacher told the council it would not be possible to find room for them.
The article also mentions that the Council has “created” 510 such extra places, that’s 33 short of the extra need identified in February, a number that Council officers assumed was going to increase due to late submissions.
This Labour administration has failed to plan for the increase in numbers of primary school places. There was advance warning, there was an economic upturn, there were vacant sites that were potential opportunities for new schools.
Lewisham Labour wasted all these opportunities and now is inventing school places out of thin air.