This news piece can also be found at the South West Londoner, here.
Croydon is projected to be in severe need of primary school placements by 2014, according to an England-wide study.
National Audit Office (NAO) warned on Friday that due to one in five
primary schools in England being at capacity, there could be a deficit
of 250,000 places by 2014. Croydon's projected shortfall of 15.8% is the
one of the highest figures released.
shortage of school placements in the borough has been acknowledged for
some time. In February, residents campaigned against plans to expand a
primary school in South Norwood, fearing it would put strain on nearby
is an ongoing consultation in progress on building a new primary school
on Haling Road in South Croydon, offering 60 places a year. If the
proposal is accepted, the school would take students from September
Bownas, a spokesperson for Croydon Council’s Education Department, said
that each student place matters when helping placement deficit issues
in the area.