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Three quarters of Tower Hamlets pupils offered first choice secondary school

PUBLISHED: 16:33 03 March 2017

Parents and pupils have been told which secondary school they have been allocated (picture: David Jones/PA)

Parents and pupils have been told which secondary school they have been allocated (picture: David Jones/PA)

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Almost three quarters of Year Six pupils will be heading to their preferred secondary school in September.

The 72 per cent of children offered their first choice Tower Hamlets school during yesterday’s national offer day puts the borough above the London-wide average of 68pc.

The number of children set to attend one of the top three schools on their list – which could be as long as six - was 91pc, above the London average of 89pc.

Mayor John Biggs said:“With an ever increasing population and a rise in popularity for over-subscribed schools in the borough – allocating places becomes harder each year. Yet this year, we have managed to place more young people in our borough in their first preference school than across other inner London boroughs.

“We have some brilliant schools in Tower Hamlets so it comes as no surprise that places are so sought after. We have shown progress year on year and want to achieve the best results.

“We invest heavily in our schools to make sure they provide the best learning environments for our young people.”

Did your child get into their preferred school or did they miss out? Let us know by emailing sophie.morton@archant.co.uk or tweeting @eladvertiser

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