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One in four Tower Hamlets youngsters miss out on their chosen secondary school

PUBLISHED: 15:07 04 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:40 05 October 2010

PARENTS will be agonising over their child s education this week after one in four youngsters in the borough were rejected by their chosen secondary school. Letters from the Town Hall were sent out on Monday to tell families whether their 11-year-olds wo

PARENTS will be agonising over their child's education this week after one in four youngsters in the borough were rejected by their chosen secondary school.

Letters from the Town Hall were sent out on Monday to tell families whether their 11-year-olds would be going to their preferred choice of school in September.

But more than 160 youngsters will be left disappointed after not receiving an offer for one of their top six preferred schools.

Tower Hamlets council received 2,583 applications from families within the borough for a place at one of the secondary schools.

Around 74 per cent were given a place at their preferred choice, which was higher than the London average of 66 per cent and a slight improvement from last year.

And education bosses insist there are no children left without a school place.

A council spokeswoman said: "This shows a continued improvement in the outcomes for children at primary to secondary transition and the first preference success rate places Tower Hamlets well above the London average.


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