Tower Hamlets 2017 primary school places announced
- Credit: Fit for Campaign
More than 96 per cent of children in Tower Hamlets due to start primary school in September have received a place at one of their top three choices.
Figures released on National Offer Day by the Pan London Admissions Board showed 88.5pc of children got into their first offered primary school, while 5.8pc got their second preference and 2.12pc their third choice.
London boroughs received 98,944 applications for primary school places this year, a figure of four per cent fewer than last year.
Sara Williams, chair of the Pan London Admissions Board, said demand for primary school places in London “remains high” with an increase of 5 pc since 2011.
She said: “Overall there has been a slight fall in demand for reception places since last year but the pressure on London schools to deliver places for children across the capital due to start school this September remains.
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“We will be keeping an eye on birth rates and patterns of population growth, but we expect demand for primary school places to continue at least at current levels and demand for secondary school places to grow considerably in the years ahead.”
Pupils who have not been allocated a place at one of their preferred schools will either be offered an alternative or advised of their options in due course.
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Parents who are dissastisfied with the results will be able to appeal.