More than 87 per cent of Havering primary school pupils offered their first choice

87.71 per cent of Havering primary school pupils were offered their first choice (picture: Dave Tho

87.71 per cent of Havering primary school pupils were offered their first choice (picture: Dave Thompson/PA) - Credit: PA WIRE

Nearly 90 per cent of primary schools pupils in the borough were offered their first choice in the allocation process.

A total of 87.71pc of families were allocated their first preference – a rise compared to 86.76pc last year.

Havering’s results are the fourth best in London, were the average was 83pc, but the borough is down one place from last year.

There were 6.21pc of pupils, who got their second choice, 2.39pc received their third, and 2.07pc were offered a place, which they did not choose.

Despite the increase in the demand for school places, none of the 103,239 pupils, who submitted an application were left without a place at a primary school in the borough.

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Ardleigh Green Infant School, Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, was the most oversubscribed school with 571 applications for 90 places.

Assistant director for learning and achievement Sue Imbriano said:“We’ve improved on last year and continue to offer local pupils one of the best chances in London of getting into their first choice of school. However, I’m aware that a small minority of parents will have been disappointed.

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“The challenge for us now is to make sure that we continue to provide this excellent service in the future by providing new school places for our growing population.”

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