Schools: Primary School Places
House of Lords
Lord Hill of Oareford (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Education; Conservative)
The department collects pupil place data from all local authorities through the Annual Schools Capacity Survey. The most recent information, which includes state-funded church schools, relates to the position as at May 2011 and shows that there were 1,779 primary schools in London providing 622,597 primary places. Also as at May 2011, a total of 40,353 unfilled places were available across London. The data to provide detail on the May 2012 position will be available in the new year.