95pc of children get place at first or second choice primary school

National Primary Offer Day in Redbridge

94.69% of Redbridge children were offered their first or second preference primary school, an improvement on the 91.78% offered similarly in 2020. - Credit: PA

Almost 95 per cent of Redbridge children have secured their first or second choice primary school for 2021.

According to figures published on National Primary School Offer Day, 94.69pc of children in the borough were offered their first or second choice this year, up from last year's 91.78pc.

More than 98pc (98.21pc) of children were offered one of their six preferences, an increase from the 96.57pc so offered in 2020.

A spokesperson for Redbridge Council confirmed a team is on hand to help the parents of those children who did not secure one of their preferences.

They continued: “Starting primary school is an important time for our young residents.

"Even though places at our primary schools are in high demand, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of first preferences met."