Offers for preferred secondary schools on the rise for Bromley children

Published Thursday, 2 March 2017

More than 96 per cent of children in Bromley due to start secondary school in September have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools with in excess of 90 per cent being in one of their top three choices

This is ahead of the London average of 94 per cent and 89 per cent respectively.

Of these 72 per cent achieved their first preference which compares very favourably with 68 per cent in London overall and is two per cent up on Bromley’s figures for last year. 

The news comes in the wake of figures released by the Pan London Admissions Board on National Offer Day, Wednesday 1 March. It is also at a time when pressure for secondary school places Londonwide is beginning to transfer from primary to secondary schools. 

The small number of applicants who did not receive any of their six preferences have been offered alternative schools.

Cllr Peter Fortune, Executive Member for Education was pleased with the local figures. He said: “We welcome the news that a large majority of our children have been offered one of their school preferences and for more children than last year this is their first choice. This is quite an achievement against a backdrop of increased demand for places. The Council continues to work with a range of schools to expand numbers to ensure sufficient places to meet demand. I wish our young people the very best of luck as they move on in their education career and look forward to hearing about their achievements in the future.”

The figures for secondary school applications are as follows:

72% received 1st preference 

12% received 2nd preference 

6% received 3rd preference 

6% received 4th to 6th preference

4 % directed

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