Cllr Meldrum visiting a primary class
Every child, whose reception place application was on time, has been offered a place in a primary school in the borough. Almost 90% received their first or second preference place. This is great news for thousands of Lambeth families today.
For details see: http://lambethnews.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/primary-school-places-for-all-in-lambeth/
Any children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 without a place can make a late application. See: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/apply-for-primary-school-admission-for-201415
Tessa Jowell visits school
The government has just announced an extra £9m for Lambeth to help fund new primary school places. West Norwood is an increasingly popular place for families to live and the demand for primary school places is growing so fast that a new school is needed.
The council is currently looking at several alternative options for a site for a new primary school in West Norwood but needed extra funding to build the school. This funding announcement is therefore both very timely and excellent news for local families.
Local MP Tessa Jowell is working with West Norwood parents to make the new school a reality: More here