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Thousands miss out on preferred choice of school

Thousands of pupils in London have failed to get a place at their choice of secondary school. Today is admissions day, when parents find out which school their child has been allowed in to.

  • This year nearly 81,000 pupils applied for their secondary school place
  • Out of that, 1 in 20 didn't get into any of their first 6 choices
  • That means just over 4,000 pupils are without the offers they wanted
Today's figures have been released by London Councils Credit: Press Association

Has your child failed to get a place at their choice of secondary school? Happy to be interviewed? Get in touch with us at planning@itvlondon.com

Here are the figures for each London borough.

Barking & Dagenham

  • First preference offers: 76.34%
  • Second preference offers: 12.33%
  • Third preference offers: 4.87%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.19%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.00%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.24%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.03%

Barnet

  • First preference offers: 71.66%
  • Second preference offers: 13.26%
  • Third preference offers: 5.41%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.04%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.01%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.60%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 6.02%

Bexley

  • First preference offers: 80.44%
  • Second preference offers: 12.87%
  • Third preference offers: 3.13%
  • Fourth preference offers: 1.31%
  • Fifth preference offers: 0.58%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.39%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 1.28%

Brent

  • First preference offers: 64.88%
  • Second preference offers: 14.79%
  • Third preference offers: 7.52%
  • Fourth preference offers: 3.54%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.25%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.75%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 7.27%

Bromley

  • First preference offers: 73.73%
  • Second preference offers: 13.30%
  • Third preference offers: 5.19%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.05%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.27%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.48%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.98%

Camden

  • First preference offers: 62.22%
  • Second preference offers: 19.18%
  • Third preference offers: 7.76%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.82%
  • Fifth preference offers: 0.77%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.51%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 6.74%

City of London

  • First preference offers: 62.50%
  • Second preference offers: 25.00%
  • Third preference offers: 0.00%
  • Fourth preference offers: 0.00%
  • Fifth preference offers: 6.25%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.00%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 6.25%

Croydon

  • First preference offers: 67.80%
  • Second preference offers: 15.81%
  • Third preference offers: 7.54%
  • Fourth preference offers: 3.02%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.46%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.53%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.84%

Ealing

  • First preference offers: 65.33%
  • Second preference offers: 16.27%
  • Third preference offers: 6.47%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.73%
  • Firth preference offers: 1.45%
  • Sixth preference offers: 1.08%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 6.67%

Enfield

  • First preference offers: 74.82%
  • Second preference offers: 13.47%
  • Third preference offers: 5.10%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.36%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.14%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.52%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 2.59%

Greenwich

  • First preference offers: 71.34%
  • Second preference offers: 13.55%
  • Third preference offers: 5.15%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.70%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.07%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.44%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 5.75%

Hackney

  • First preference offers: 67.75%
  • Second preference offers: 15.47%
  • Third preference offers: 7.99%
  • Fourth preference offers: 3.18%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.05%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.38%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 4.18%

Hammersmith and Fulham

  • First preference offers: 58.45%
  • Second preference offers: 16.57%
  • Third preference offers: 7.73%
  • Fourth preference offers: 4.33%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.95%
  • Sixth preference offers: 1.02%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 9.86%

Haringey

  • First preference offers: 69.88%
  • Second preference offers: 13.63%
  • Third preference offers: 6.39%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.41%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.21%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.60%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 5.88%

Harrow

  • First preference offers: 68.47%
  • Second preference offers: 14.61%
  • Third preference offers: 6.22%
  • Fourth preference offers: 3.19%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.45%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.77%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 5.29%

Havering

  • First preference offers: 80.04%
  • Second preference offers: 11.31%
  • Third preference offers: 3.77%
  • Fourth preference offers: 1.14%
  • Fifth preference offers: 0.65%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.08%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.01%

Hillingdon

  • First preference offers: 75.90%
  • Second preference offers: 11.68%
  • Third preference offers: 4.98%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.29%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.29%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.66%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.2%

Hounslow

  • First preference offers: 72.49%
  • Second preference offers: 13.41%
  • Third preference offers: 5.94%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.29%
  • Fifth preference offer: 1.49%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.44%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.94%

Islington

  • First preference offers: 73.80%
  • Second preference offers: 14.15%
  • Third preference offers: 5.24%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.23%
  • Fifth preference offers: 0.52%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.79%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.27%

Kensington and Chelsea

  • First preference offers: 66.72%
  • Second preference offers: 14.79%
  • Third preference offers: 6.78%
  • Fourth preference offers: 1.54%
  • Fifth preference offers: 0.92%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.15%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 9.1%

Kingston upon Thames

  • First preference offers: 67.25%
  • Second preference offers: 15.71%
  • Third preference offers: 6.55%
  • Fourth preference offers: 3.61%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.54%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.87%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 4.47%

Lambeth

  • First preference offers: 64.08%
  • Second preference offers: 17.39%
  • Third preference offers: 7.83%
  • Fourth preference offers: 4.17%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.38%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.31%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 4.84%

Lewisham

  • First preference offers: 64.24%
  • Second preference offers: 15.52%
  • Third preference offers: 8.28%
  • Fourth preference offers: 4.12%
  • Fifth preference offers: 1.64%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.77%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 5.43%

Merton

  • First preference offers: 64.63%
  • Second preference offers: 16.68%
  • Third preference offers: 8.20%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.84%
  • Fifth preference offers: 2.41%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.77%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 4.47%

Newham

  • First preference offers: 77.10%
  • Second preference offers: 14.98%
  • Third preference offers: 5.15%
  • Fourth preference offers: 2.14%
  • Fifth preference offers: 0.92%
  • Sixth preference offers: 0.33%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 0%

Redbridge

  • First preference offers: 67.28%
  • Second place offers: 13.94%
  • Third place offers: 6.06%
  • Fourth place offers: 3.83%
  • Fifth place offers: 1.96%
  • Sixth place offers: 1.42%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 5.51%

Richmond upon Thames

  • First preference offers: 71.58%
  • Second place offers: 13.14%
  • Third place offers: 4.44%
  • Fourth place offers: 2.37%
  • Fifth place offers: 1.12%
  • Sixth place offers: 0.36%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 6.99%

Southwark

  • First preference offers: 61.35%
  • Second place offers: 18.23%
  • Third place offers: 8.90%
  • Fourth place offers: 4.20%
  • Fifth place offers: 1.00%
  • Sixth place offers: 0.66%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 5.66%

Sutton

  • First place offers: 74.91%
  • Second place offers: 13.19%
  • Third place offers: 4.31%
  • Fourth place offers: 2.22%
  • Fifth place offers: 1.20%
  • Sixth place offers: 0.65%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 3.52%

Tower Hamlets

  • First place offers: 77.57%
  • Second place offers: 13.68%
  • Third place offers: 5.97%
  • Fourth place offers: 2.06%
  • Fifth place offers: 0.51%
  • Sixth place offers: 0.22%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 0%

Waltham Forest

  • First place offers: 72.17%
  • Second place offers: 9.52%
  • Third place offers: 3.00%
  • Fourth place offers: 1.23%
  • Fifth place offers: 0.78%
  • Sixth place offers: 0.39%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 12.91%

Wandsworth

  • First place offers: 58.85%
  • Second place offers: 18.21%
  • Third place offers: 9.92%
  • Fourth place offers: 4.43%
  • Fifth place offers: 2.29%
  • Sixth place offers: 0.46%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 5.85%

Westminster

  • First place offers: 58.42%
  • Second place offers: 15.56%
  • Third place offers: 9.69%
  • Fourth place offers: 5.70%
  • Fifth place offers: 2.47%
  • Sixth place offers: 0.60%
  • Pupils without offers they wanted: 7.57%

Source: London Councils