A booming population in Elmbridge meant that a lack of school places had become a major concern for the council. I interviewed Surrey’s education boss in March 2010 to find out what was being done. Here is the result, published in the Surrey Advertiser on March 19, 2010.
MORE children could be put into temporary classrooms as pupil numbers in Elmbridge continue to spiral upwards.
Councillor Peter Martin, portfolio holder for schools at Surrey County Council (SCC), admitted the borough was the worst-affected area in the county.
An increased birth rate, more houses being built and an apparent shift away from the private education sector had contributed to the problem, he said.