by Janine Booth
Hackney desperately needs more secondary school places.
Around 40% of youngsters go out of the borough to secondary school. This is a totally unacceptable situation which causes stress to our kids and our families.
The shortage of places left 83 Hackney 11-year-olds with no secondary school place at the start of this term.
Here in central Hackney, we have a new school - Mossbourne (pictured). But lots of local kids are finding that they can’t get places there.