Labour Leader Nancy Platts on the current school places consultation:
“An important consultation on school places has been started by Brighton and Hove City Council and I would like as many people as possible to have their say.
“It ends on Friday 27 November and decisions about school numbers for September 2022 will be agreed by the end of February 2021.
“No one wants to see school places reduced and I empathise with parents and carers concerned that fewer places mean less choice.
“However, the funding situation means that the council has little alternative but to streamline places.
“The level of surplus is higher than the government recommends and there are concerns that failure to act could lead to some schools facing serious financial problems.
Read Councillor Platts’ full article Brighton and Hove News: