REVEALED: How many children in Bromley got into their first choice secondary school?
PUBLISHED: 16:15 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:24 02 March 2017
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The wait was over for parents around the borough yesterday, as they discovered which secondary schools their children would be going to.
More than a quarter of youngsters discovered they hadn’t made it into their first choice schools.
Overall, more than 90 per cent of children made it into their top three choices, higher than the London average of 89 per cent.
In fact the borough out performed the London average consistently, with 72 per cent achieving their first preference, four per cent more than London overall, and two per cent more than Bromley’s figures for last year.
“This is quite an achievement against a backdrop of increased demand for places,” explained Peter Fortune, executive councillor for education.
“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.”
Despite the rise, the council has had to offer alternative schools to four per cent of applicants who didn’t make it into any of their six preferred schools.
Alternative schools had to be found for four per cent of applicants, who didn’t make it into any of their preferred schools.
Here are the figures for secondary school applications:
72 per cent received 1st preference
12 per cent received 2nd preference
6 per cent received 3rd preference
6 per cent received 4th to 6th preference
4 per cent directed to other schools.