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Havering among best-in-class for primary school places

Published: Friday, 16 April 2021

Figures released today by the Government show that Havering continues to outclass most other London boroughs with primary school places.

Nearly 89 per cent of pupils were offered their first choice of primary school place. This compares to a London average of 87 per cent.

The Council comes within the top ten of the rankings in London, with almost 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 Education, Children and Families, said:

“The brilliant work of our primary schools, and the commitment of our Admissions and School Organisation teams, have made sure more parents in Havering have secured their first choice place for their children.

"It also suggests that the vast majority of families have still been able to apply for their child’s school place despite challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic.

“Today’s data is great news, but we are not complacent. The Council is continuing to invest to improve schools in the borough to meet demand for places.

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