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London in 28,000 places shortfall

London's boroughs need at least #163;480 million to ensure every five-year-old has a school place over the next five years, according to a think-tank. London Councils says there will be a shortfall of more than 28,000 permanent primary school places by 201415 without increased investment. Projections show that the growth in the primary school population will be 143 per cent higher in the English capital compared to the rest of the country, it said.

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