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It's been a day of delight and disappointment for parents across London, as they find out if their child has got into the primary school of their choice. As we reported last night, when the notification process began on-line -- 9 out of 10 youngsters were offered one of their first three schools.
Whether they got their top choice depended on where they live.
But that still leaves many families missing out, including some who didn't get any of the six choices they made for their child. Nick Thatcher reports.
Kingston Council says it's managed to place 95% of children in a reception class place at a school of their choice, with 79% being given their first choice. Kingston Council says those whose preferences have not been met will be offered an alternative from the waiting lists in the coming weeks.
In 2011 1,871 borough residents applied to Kingston Council for primary school places. In 2012 that figure rose to 1,960 and this year it was 2,024.
Councillor Patricia Bamford said:
“We are committed to providing extra places in areas of the borough where they are most needed so that local children can be educated as closely to their homes as possible. I would like to thank those schools which have agreed to accommodate additional children"
- Academic performance.
- Religious ethos.
- Proximity to the parents’ home or work.
- Whether the child has any siblings there.
92 per cent of London pupils starting primary school in September have been offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, with 81 per cent getting their first preference, up three per cent from last year.
Figures released by the Pan-London Admissions Board show that 95 per cent of pupils in London have received a place at one of their six preferred primary schools.
Parents who have not been offered a place at one of their chosen schools have either been allocated an alternative or will shortly be advised of their options by their local authority
Parents in London have found out what preference of primary school place they have got.
Below is a borough by borough breakdown of who got what.