This week Southwark’s cabinet confirmed the permanent expansion of Albion Primary School to two forms of entry from September 2015.

The cabinet also received a report about the future planned demand for school places in the borough.

The report shows that there will be a shortfall of 7.5 to 9 forms of entry in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe (in other words up to 270 reception places) by September 2016.

Strong hints were dropped that we will see plans for a new primary school in SE16 emerge this summer, after the hiatus caused by the local elections.

Listen to audio of the two cabinet items relating to school places:

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