Thousands of London children may not find primary school places

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Thousands of London children may not find primary school places

Many parents will be racing against time as they submit their applications to secure their children a place in a primary school before tomorrow’s deadline.

However, there has long been a shortage of places at schools, which means many children won’t attend a local school, let alone their parents preferred institution.

According to the think tank London Councils, 6,000 children weren’t placed in a school at all last year. 

And projections show the situation is likely to get worse. 

Jennette Arnold, Labour member and Education Chair for the London Assembly, joined Headline London to discuss the problems, what can be done and what she hopes will change in the future. 

Ms Arnold spoke on the possibility of more free schools and what councils must do ensure no children miss out.

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