Will Havering’s school place plan have impact on children’s education?

PUBLISHED: 17:02 23 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:32 23 March 2015

Meg Davis

Meg Davis


Havering Council’s cabinet decided last week that schools will be sent a draft of the Commissioning Plan for Educating Provision (CPEP)’s proposal to increase the number of school places.

Cllr Meg Davis, cabinet member for children and learning, said: “We’ve been experiencing pressure on school places for several years now, and as the projections in this plan show, that isn’t going to change for the foreseeable future.”

The plan estimates that another 3,000 places will be needed in primary schools and a further 5,000 for secondary schools in the next five years.

A “temporary buldge” of pupils are being added to classrooms in an attempt to tackle a growing birth rate but will larger classrooms have an impact on the children’s education?

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