Saturday 15 October 2011 10.43pm
The need for more school places at least in the north of the borough is clearly there. We are currently doing the rounds in the search for a primary school in the area and even the mediocre ones seem oversubscribed. There are a few fabulous schools though, both council controlled and led by other organisations.
I do understand his anger, and it remains to be seen if Whitehall control is any better than Southwark.
A few free schools are frankly not going to make such a big difference, since almost half of the local primary schools are academies, foundation schools or voluntary aided schools and therefore not fully under Southwark Council
ís control. What is the situation for secondary schools, are they mostly community schools?