Secondary school pupils and their families had a reason to celebrate yesterday, with more children being offered a place at one of their preferred schools in Croydon than in previous years.
A total of 89% of Croydon’s pupils have been offered one of their top three choices of secondary schools for September, up 2% from last year. Meanwhile, 68% got their first preference – a 3% increase on last year.
Offers were sent to parents and carers yesterday, on 1 March, and must be accepted or declined by 15 March.
Croydon has one of the largest populations of young people in London, resulting in a consistently high number of applicants.
A total of 4,609 applications were received this year and the council ensured every pupil who applied on time was offered a secondary school place.
“We’re delighted that so many children received one of their preferred choices and can look forward to continuing their education in the borough in September.
“Parents and carers continue to value Croydon secondary schools for their children, where they will have the chance to thrive, learn and fulfil their potential.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon
Offers can be accepted by visiting www.eadmissions.org.uk. More information about the next steps in the application process can be found on the council website.