The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham is considering building schools in parks in a bid to deal with an acute shortage of places for pupils.
Education lead Cllr Rocky Gill told the Barking & Dagenham Post that the move was one of a range of possibilities for dealing with surging demand for primary-school places.
“We have exhausted spaces within our schools and will continue to review the possibility of parks and open spaces, retail properties and even split shifts education,” he said.
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