School is definitely in for Hounslow's secondary school pupils!

93 per cent of Hounslow pupils starting secondary school in September 2017 have been offered a place at one of their six preferred schools, with 63 per cent getting their first preference.

Published: Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Father and son reading information on a laptop
Father and son reading information on a laptop

93 per cent of Hounslow pupils starting secondary school in September 2017 have been offered a place at one of their six preferred schools, with 63 per cent getting their first preference.
 
There has also been an increase of seven per cent in the number of secondary applications made on time by Hounslow residents this year. Hounslow is part of a pan-London co-ordinated admissions scheme.

The figures for the borough, released today (Wednesday 1 March), reveal:

  •  63% of pupils received their first preference.
  •  85% of pupils received one of their top 3 preferences.
  •  90% of pupils received one of their top 4 preferences.
  •  93% of pupils received one of their preferences.
  •  100% of pupils received an offer for applications submitted by the closing date.

Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, Hounslow Council, said:

“Our secondary schools have an excellent reputation for providing high quality education and as a result, we always receive many applications for them as parents and guardians can be confident in the knowledge that their child will enjoy a successful secondary school experience here in our borough.

“One of our key priorities is ensuring our children have the best start in life and that includes their education. The increased demand for primary places we have seen over the last eight years is now emerging in our secondary schools.

“I am delighted that we have been able to improve on last year’s figures when it comes to offering secondary places.  We have been able to offer a school place to all Hounslow children.”