93 per cent of children in Bromley secure place at first or second choice of primary school, says council

By Luke King in Education

MORE than 93 per cent of those seeking a primary school place in Bromley were offered their first or second choice, says Bromley council.

This year’s cohort of 3,887 applicants have all been offered places, with 85 per cent achieving their first choice. In all, 98.5 per cent received one of their preferences, compared to the London average of 97 per cent.

The majority of those who failed to secure any of their preferences applied for schools outside the advised distance from their homes, the council said. They have been offered an alternative school.

Executive member for education and children services, Cllr Peter Fortune said: “I am proud of Bromley’s track record in school admissions which show a consistent improvement over the past seven years in the numbers of children achieving their first preference.

“We have worked closely with primary schools over the years to increase places and choice for our children. The majority of primary school students in the borough will attend one of their preferred schools and I wish all students a successful start to their education.”

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