First choice for most Bexley children

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 24 April 2013

All but 105 Bexley children who applied will be going to their first choice primary school in the next academic year.

Of those youngsters 2,473, or 87 per cent, were given their first preference, one of the highest in London boroughs.

The figure is also three per cent higher than last year, while 199 children were offered their second preference and 80 will take up their third choice.

Cabinet member for education Cllr John Fuller said: “I am delighted we have been able to offer so many first preference places to Bexley residents.

“We all know, not least from regular news coverage, the challenges that London faces to meet growing demand. Our aim is to continue to work hard with our schools, parents and residents to make sure that we are able to provide quality places for our community within our community. I wish all these youngsters all the best in their new schools.”

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