More children get preferred secondary school places in Bromley than ever, despite rise in demand

Published Friday, 1 March 2019

Bromley is bucking the trend by providing an increase in preferred secondary school places, despite a significant rise in applications.

Ninety-six per cent of children in Bromley have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools for September, with 91 per cent getting one of their top three choices. This is well ahead of the London average of 92 per cent and 86 per cent respectively. In Bromley 73 per cent achieved their first preference which compares very favourably with 66 per cent in London overall. This is against a background of an increase in applications of 80 places over last year and the acknowledged challenges of school place planning across London as demand increases.