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Primary school offer day 2018: 88pc of children given first choice in Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 10:45 18 April 2018

Primary school children stock image. Photo: Barry Batchelor

Primary school children stock image. Photo: Barry Batchelor

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More than 88 per cent of children were allocated their first choice of primary school in Redbridge this year, figures reveal.

Data released by the Pan London Admissions Board on Monday (April 16) shows that seven per cent of pupils were allocated their second prefence and slightly more than one per cent their third.

This means Redbridge ranks 13th in capital for the highest percentage of children given their first preference of primary school.

Out of 3,698 applications, 72 were not offered one of their preferences.

Adrian Loades, corporate director of people at Redbridge Council, said: “Even though places at our primary schools are in high demand I’m pleased we’ve been able to offer the highest ever number of pupils their first choice.

“However, we know that some pupils have not been given a school of their preference and we have a team on hand to help parents with the options available.”

School places must be accepted by April 30.


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