Town Hall admits to shortage in school places

THE Town Hall confirmed tonight as many as 60 youngsters are not at primary school because of a shortage of places. Despite it being three weeks into the new term, four to 11-year-olds are stuck at home with nowhere to go because of this year s battle to

THE Town Hall confirmed tonight as many as 60 youngsters are not at primary school because of a shortage of places.

Despite it being three weeks into the new term, four to 11-year-olds are stuck at home with nowhere to go because of this year's battle to get a place at one of the borough's 75 primary schools.

Tower Hamlets council insist that two schools will be providing "additional classes" from next month, which Tory councillor Tim Archer claims will be in temporary cabins in the school playgrounds.

A Town Hall spokeswoman said hat several schools are currently being expanded to meet demand and the council "monitors the availability of school place provision".

She also said the council was working to secure extra funding from the Government which has released emergency money across the country to cover the need for more school places.