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Most Bexley parents received preferred schools

PUBLISHED: 09:34 05 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:34 05 March 2013

Almost 80 per cent of Bexley parents have secured their first choice of secondary school for their children this September, according to the council.

Offers to parents and carers were sent on Friday and only 3 per cent of people missed out on their child’s first, second or third choice.

The council’s cabinet member for education John Fuller said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to give so many children a place at their preferred school.

“We know Bexley residents are proud of their local schools and I hope that the students who will be starting secondary school in September make the most of the exciting opportunities that await them.”

Only slightly more than 1 per cent of applicants in the borough could not be offered any of their preferences and all have been offered a place at the closest school to their home that has spaces while 48 people who missed the deadline for applications have been offered places at school with vacancies.

If all the places are accepted, 11 secondary schools in Bexley will be full, but five will still have spaces. Places are also available at a number of schools in neighbouring boroughs.

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