Almost three quarters of Year Six pupils in Tower Hamlets are going to their first choice of secondary school

PUBLISHED: 12:46 02 March 2018

Yesterday Year Six pupils across the borough found out their secondary school futures. Picture: Rehan Jamil

Yesterday Year Six pupils across the borough found out their secondary school futures. Picture: Rehan Jamil

© Rehan Jamil

More than 70 per cent of Year Six pupils in Tower Hamlets got into their first choice of secondary school yesterday.

National offer day saw texts and emails sent out to parents detailing where their child had secured a place for September.

91 per cent of pupils had an offer in their top three choices, which beat the London average of 87 per cent. 66 per cent of London’s pupils received their first choice.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said: “The latest results are a testament to the hard work and strategic efforts of our school admissions and place planning teams as well as the excellent support that our schools provide to parents and children throughout the school admissions process”

Last year, 72 per cent of Tower Hamlets’ pupils received their first choice offer.

Parents and students had to submit their list of six choices in October. If they aren’t satisfied with today’s results, they may appeal.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 16:45

A man has been convicted of killing the partner of his ex-girlfriend during a violent attack in Bethnal Green.

Yesterday, 13:33

An “extremely violent” man who murdered an innocent party-goer in a revenge attack in Bow has been jailed for life today.

Yesterday, 13:05

Two men have been jailed for drug offences as part of Operation Continuimin where police target dealers in the borough.

Yesterday, 09:00

A clinic has opened for women from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbrige who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM).

Yesterday, 07:53

An “extremely violent” man who murdered a fellow party-goer is to be sentenced today.

Tue, 18:07

“We’re killing ourselves to earn a living.”

Tue, 17:00

John Biggs wants to ban new vehicles with petrol or diesel engines in the next 12 years.

Tue, 15:47

The jury went out today in the murder trial of the alleged killers of Luther Edwards, who was fatally stabbed in Bethnal Green.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now