Ninety-six per cent of children due to start primary school in London this September have been offered a place at one of their top three preferred schools.
Figures released today on National Primary School Offer Day by the Pan London Admissions Board, the body with overall responsibility for the co-ordination of school admissions in the capital, show that London boroughs received 96,681 applications for primary school places this year, 2.3 per cent fewer than last year.
However, 1,365 more children secured a place at their first choice of primary school compared to last year, 86.5 per cent of the total number of applicants. 96 per cent of the total number of applicants – 92,828 children – was offered a place at one of their top three preferred schools.
Overall, 97.6 per cent of primary school applicants in London received an offer of a school place at one of their preferred schools.