Havering best in London for 1st choice of secondary school

Published: Monday, 4 March 2019

Havering is best in London for offering first choice of secondary school

Havering has once again outclassed other London boroughs offering almost 80 per cent of pupils their first choice of secondary school place.

The Council has come top of the rankings in London, with nearly 93 per cent of children due to start secondary school this September being offered a place at one of their top three preferred schools.

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, said:

“Our investment and the brilliant work of our secondary schools has made sure more parents in Havering have secured their first choice place for their children than anywhere else in London.

“With nine out of ten pupils being offered a top three choice place, today’s data is great news for our borough.

“While we remain top for offering secondary school places, we are also working hard to improve our primary schools.  Our budget invests nearly £19m into more primary and secondary school places in coming years, meaning parents can have huge confidence in this Council and the choices they make for their children’s education.”