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Havering among best-in-class for primary school places

Published: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Nearly 90 per cent of Havering pupils receive first choice of primary school.

Figures released by the Government show that Havering continues to outclass most other London boroughs offering just under 90 per cent of pupils their first choice of primary school place.

This compares to a London average of 86 per cent.

The Council comes within the top ten of the rankings in London, with 97 per cent of children due to start primary 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 commitment and the brilliant work of our primary schools have made sure more parents in Havering have secured their first choice place for their children.

“This data is great news, but we are not complacent. The Council is investing more than £18 million over the next four years to open new schools and improve and expand existing schools to meet the growing demand for both primary and secondary places in the borough.

“Havering already has an excellent track record as a place for learning and parents should have confidence in the Council to enable their children to achieve their full potential.”