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Students get first choice school

by Marco Cillario Fri 10 June 2016, 10:34 am

All students applying on time for primary and secondary schools in Bromley in 2016 have been offered a place, with almost 90% getting their first or second preference.

On national offer day for primary schools in April, 82% of the 4040 applicants gained a place at their preferred school, and eight per cent received their second choice.

National offer day for secondary schools was on 1 March, when 96% of the 3492 applicants were granted a place in one of their six preferred schools, with 70% receiving their first preference and 14% their second.

Demand for school places in the borough has been increasing for several years, and the council said it had worked with schools to expand their numbers and supported the development of free schools.

Councillor Peter Fortune, executive member for education, said: “At a time of increased pressure on school places right across London, especially for children starting school for the first time, we are pleased that not only has Bromley been successful in offering everyone a place, but the majority of our students will be able to attend one of their preferred schools.”

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