Search

More than 70 per cent of Newham parents get first choice secondary school

12:37 04 March 2014

More than 70 per cent of parents in the borough succeeded in getting a place at their first choice of secondary school, according to figures from the pan London admissions board.

Although the figure, 72.86pc, is higher than the London average of 69.21pc, when compared with the statistics over the last few years, there has been a fall in the number of parents in the borough getting their first choice. In 2011 the figure was 79.9pc and in 2012 it was 82pc. Last year 78pc of parents succeeded in getting a place at their first choice school.

In total, Newham received 3,925 applications for secondary school places by the national closing date of 31 October 2013.

Overall 95.59pc, or 3752 pupils were offered a place at one of their six preferred schools with 92.46pc being offered a place at one of their first three preferred schools.

The small number of pupils, 4.41pc or 173 pupils, who could not be offered places at any of their preferred schools, have been allocated alternative places at the school closest to their home that still had places available.

Councillor Quintin Peppiatt, executive member for children and young people, said: “We are delighted that so many children are able to attend the school of their choice.

“Over the last the three years, we have consistently ranked in the top ten local authorities in London and we’re proud to be in the top ten councils again this year. We couldn’t have achieved this without the hard work of staff, primary and secondary schools and parents.”

Included in the figures are 201 Newham children who gained places at schools outside of Newham. In addition, 197 pupils who live outside Newham gained places in Newham secondary schools.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 17:18

Police have recovered two shotguns and ammunition from a wooded area in the E16 area while conducting a routine weapon sweep.

London
Yesterday, 13:52

A crash between three cars is causing heavy delays westbound on the A13 in Canning Town.

Canning Town
Yesterday, 12:00

They might look scary at first glance, but this noisy cohort of bikers comes bearing goodwill and a large donation of toys.

Community Links
Yesterday, 09:00

A hard working teenager has been named St John Ambulance’s East London Cadet of the Year for 2017.

London

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now