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Three quarters of children offered first choice secondary school place

PUBLISHED: 15:17 02 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:17 02 March 2016

Nearly three quarters of children in Camden were awarded a place at their first choice school

Nearly three quarters of children in Camden were awarded a place at their first choice school

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Parents were informed on applications yesterday

Families across Bexley received news on whether year six students had made it into their chosen secondary schools yesterday.

More than 93 per cent of applicants using the online application process to choose their school preferences.

More than 76 per cent of children were offered their first choice school, nearly 10 per cent higher than the London average.

In total 97.8 per cent are being offered one of their six preferences, with 62 late applications still set to be processed.

Late applications are only being considered after other applicants have responded to their offers.

Cabinet member for schools, John Fuller said; “I am delighted that so many local children have received their first preference. Choosing a secondary school is one of the most important family decisions we make for our children.

“We are fortunate that, thanks to our hardworking teachers and school support staff, we have a long list of excellent secondary schools to choose from in Bexley.”

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