Boris Johnson launches 'unique' interactive map of London's schools
The Mayor of London has launched a new interactive map giving a uniquely comprehensive picture of schools in the capital, including patterns of attendance and future demand for places.
Commissioned by Mayor Boris Johnson (pictured), the London Schools Atlas allows parents, teachers and policymakers to see the pressures being faced by London’s schools in way that was not previously possible.
The map covers every type of school, highlighting catchment areas, exam results while also using data to show current patters of demand for school places across London, while also showing pupil place projections from 2012 to 2017.
It is expected that London’s pupil population will grow by an additional 82,000 by 2017, placing acute pressure on areas such as Barnet, Greenwich and Newham.
Munira Mirza, deputy mayor for education and culture, said the new Atlas would bring data to life more graphically than ever before, making it easier for people to “absorb the facts”.
“We hope to encourage collaborative working between local authorities, academy providers and free school groups, and enable universities to better target their wider-access programmes.
"We also hope it will help London parents as they research places for their own children,” she added.