Introductory text. London Councils has consistently argued that new free schools should be prioritised in areas of need. Local authorities are best equipped to understand demand in their local area, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) needs to work closely with councils on plans for free schools from the outset to ensure that new schools meet basic need and are not at risk of closure due to limited demand and financial pressures.
Introduction to datasets
Explore demographic datasets for all London boroughs.