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Havering outclasses other boroughs for school places

Published: Monday, 2 March 2020

Havering is one of the top London boroughs, offering almost 80 per cent of pupils their first choice of secondary school place for another year running.

Nearly 93 per cent of pupils have been offered one of their top three preferences, following year-on-year high performance.

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families, said:

“Our investment and the brilliant work of our secondary schools has made sure, once again, that more parents in Havering have secured their first choice place for their children than almost 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.”

“This excellent result demonstrates that the Council continues to deliver high standards by working closely with parents and schools, providing appropriate information to make informed and realistic choices.”

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