REVEALED: How many children in Bexley got into their first choice secondary school?

PUBLISHED: 16:17 03 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:17 03 March 2017

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Parents received letters and emails on Wednesday

The wait was over for parents around the borough this week, as they discovered which secondary schools their children would be going to.

The borough ranked amongst the highest in London for granting youngsters their first choice secondary school - with 73.4 per cent offered their top preference.

There were nearly 50 more applications for secondary school places around the borough compared to last year, with the council receiving 2818 applications from Bexley residents.

Overall, 97.7 per cent of pupils were offered one of their six preferences, above the London average.

But 65 pupils have been left without a single one of their preferred options.

A Bexley council spokesperson said: “Bexley has sufficient space to be able to make an offer of a school place to all of the 65.”

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