Primary school places have been offered to every Hounslow child whose parent or carer applied on time.
Published: Wednesday, 19th April 2017
Figures released this week show that 98 per cent of pupils in the borough starting reception class in September 2017 have been offered a place at one of their six preferred schools, with 83 per cent getting their first choice.
Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, Hounslow Council, said: “The continuing demand for primary school places is at an all-time high and Hounslow’s schools are extremely popular due to the high standard of achievements for students of all abilities and backgrounds.
“It is fantastic to be able to offer every child a place. Given the ever-growing population and ongoing cuts to funding by central government, it is by no means easy.
“All of London’s schools are facing huge challenges to meet the increased pressure on places and here in Hounslow, we are working very hard to ensure we can give our children the very best start in life by offering them the opportunity to get the education they deserve.”
Other figures have shown that 96 per cent of pupils in Hounslow received one of their top three preferences and 97 per cent gained a place at one of their top four choices.
The process of applying has been made easier for parents and guardians since applications moved completely online in 2016.
For more information on primary school admissions in London visit London Councils