More pupils across Croydon have been offered a place at one of their top three secondary schools as the proportion of first choices also increased.
On Monday 2 March school children found out which secondary school they were offered a place at. In total 87 per cent of the 4,571 applicants were offered a place at their first, second or third preference secondary school; up two per cent on last year.
The proportion of children offered a place at their first-choice school rose one per cent compared to last year, reaching 64 per cent.
Across Croydon more than 80 per cent of secondary schools are now rated outstanding or good by Ofsted – this means that nearly 89 per cent of pupils attend a good or outstanding school – which is more than the national average.
Croydon has one of the largest populations of young people in London resulting in a high number of applicants. The council ensured every pupil who applied on time was offered a secondary school place.
All of Croydon’s applications were online and applicants will be able to accept or decline their offer by logging onto their eAdmissions account. The deadline for accepting places is Monday 16 March.
“It’s fantastic to see more young people and parents offered a place at one of their preferred schools. Every young person deserves an excellent education and the opportunity to reach their full potential and I’m pleased we’ve been able to offer a school place to every child that applied on time, with the vast majority offered a place at one of their top preferences.”
Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning