Peterborough’s seen its largest ever expansion in school places in the past decade – according to a new report.
Total schoolchildren in the city have increased by over 7,000 since 2006 – equivalent to a more than 25 percent rise.
That number is more than the whole population of Sawtry.
An expansion programme to cope with demand has cost 300 million pounds – with 9,000 new places created.
The City Council says it will need to borrow more unless it gets a better deal from central government.