Up to 70,000 children in London will not have a school place over the next four years, says London Councils, an organisation that represents all 33 London boroughs. The shortage of school places in the capital, largely concentrated in primary schools, has become critical it says, and will start extending into secondary schools from the 2014/15 school year. Around 11,000 pupils in the capital are currently being taught in temporary classrooms because local authorities lack the funds to provide permanent school places. According to London Councils,