Wandsworth second worst borough for getting first primary school choice
by Alexandra Rucki – Wandsworth Guardian
The squeeze on places is being blamed on an increasing birth rate and parents applying from outside the borough.
There are now 5,200 children being born in Wandsworth each year, in contrast to 4,000 in 2001.
Plans for a free school for 420 primary children on the site of the former Putney Hospital is expected to open in 2015 to ease the strain.
There will also be a school opening in the Professional Centre, Franciscan Road, Tooting sponsored by Graveney School well as a Jewish free school in Southfields by 2013.