The school I work at, which is just over the border from Bexley, has talked about aggressively marketing and courting the new intake for Sept 2012
Wow! What about Sept 2013 (which DS is working towards), Muggle? I think 2001/02 may also have been a low birthrate year, but that is mainly from schoolgate gossip so could very well be wrong.
The other thing to bear in mind is people moving into the area. We are in Bromley and my youngest DD had just started in Reception. Our primary school have had to take another Reception class this year and next year, at the request of Bromley Council. Another local primary has had to do the same. I assume it is not just families with reception aged children moving into the area..........