Did your child get into the secondary school of choice?
By adam_leone | Friday, March 01, 2013, 19:09
According to today's latest stats, over a-thousand pupils will found out what secondary school they'll be going to.
72.4% of which got their first choice, which is said to be a 10% rise on last year.
Overall, 91% per cent of young people will receive an offer for one of their first three preferred schools, a rise of 5% on last year's offers and an improvement on the London average of 88%.
All parents who have not been allocated a place at one of their preferred schools have been offered an alternative pace within the borough.
The number of children – 97 – in that situation is by far the lowest since pan-London coordination of secondary admissions began, in 2005.
Cllr Paul Hodgins, Cabinet Member for Schools on Richmond Council, said: "I am delighted that so many of our students have been offered a place at their first preference of school."
"It will always be a challenge to offer everyone their first preference, particularly because parents will apply to the highest performing, and consequently highly over-subscribed, schools both inside and outside the borough."
"However, over the past year nearly all our secondary schools have become academies, we have introduced a new Catholic Secondary, expanded Christ's School and others have seen educational and physical improvements."