Peter and Barbara Metcalf about the imbalance between school places and demand in Stevenage
"...that was one of the problems of Stevenage was the imbalance between school places and the population."- the Metcalf couple discusses how long it took Stevenage schools to settle
Barbara: Schools had, well they had to have additional classrooms outside, you know, temporary huts built in, in playing fields and things to accommodate children, but the class sizes did get smaller.
Peter: Yeah, that was one of the problems of Stevenage was the imbalance between school places and the population. Y’know, one day every school would be full up then in a few years it was half empty. And then some more, it took ages to get a proper balance between, demand and supply as it were.