Will Forster

Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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Over 90% of secondary schools in Surrey are full or over capacity

by willforster on 25 September, 2017

Over 90% secondary schools in Surrey are full or oversubscribed in Year 7 this term, research by the Lib Dems has revealed.

48 out of Surrey’s 53 secondary schools in the area are either full or over capacity in Year 7.  Meanwhile 5 secondary schools in Surrey are above their overall net capacity, meaning there is deemed to not be enough teaching space available for the number of pupils.

The figures are based on responses to Freedom of Information requests to local councils including Surrey County Council.  It comes after analysis by the Local Government Association warned that over 125,000 children across the country face missing out on a secondary school place by 2022/23.

I think these figures expose the growing school places crisis in Woking and across Surrey.  Our classrooms are too overcrowded and our teachers are too overworked.  The Government needs to invest more to relieve pressure on our local schools, create more places and ensure no child is left behind.

The Lib Dems want to ensure every parent can send their child to a decent school in their local area and give every pupil has the best possible start in life.

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