School Places Boosted in Havering

Conservative led Havering Council is investing more than £18 million over the next four years to open new schools and improve and expand existing schools to meet the growing demand for places in the borough.

The news comes as Havering celebrates being the top London borough to offer pupils their first choice of secondary school place. (Read our article here

The Council is developing a new programme of projects to meet the need for places from early years through to post-16 and special education.

Over the past seven years, an extra 5,360 primary school places have already been created.

As pupils transfer to secondary schools this has placed a demand on the number of places required, therefore an additional 1,495 places for secondary schools will be delivered by 2020/21.

An extra 422 early years (aged 0-5) have been provided through the Council working in partnership with local child care providers. Between 2022-23, the Council expects a further 318 reception places will be needed.


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