Over 98 per cent of Hounslow pupils receive a preferred primary school place

Admissions figures were released today on National Primary Offer Day by the Pan London Admission Board, the body responsible for the coordination of school admissions in the capital.

Published: Friday, 16th April 2021

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The figures for Hounslow, released today (Friday 16, April), reveal:

  • 98.58% (97.71)* of applicants have been offered a place at one of their six preferred schools
  • 97.38% (96.21) have been offered 1 of their top 3 schools
  • 87.14% (83.97) have been offered their first preference school

 * The figures in brackets show 2020’s stats for comparison

Primary school places in London have been co-ordinated through the Pan-London Admissions scheme since 2011. The aims of the scheme are to simplify the application process for primary school admissions and ensure a fairer distribution of places available across London.

Steven Forbes, Executive Director of Children’s and Adult Services at Hounslow Council, said:

“I’m delighted that the overwhelming majority of children starting primary school in September will attend one of their preferred primary schools, and every family that applied for a place for their child will receive one. These figures improve on last year’s already strong result.

“As we move out of lockdown, I think we can say the future looks bright for this new year group who will begin attending Hounslow’s excellent schools and benefit from all that a high-quality education can provide for our children.

“I want to say thank you to all the school staff, council officers and the Pan-London Admissions scheme for delivering this great result, and I look forward to Hounslow’s schools opening their doors to this new year group at the beginning of the academic year.”

For further details on school admissions London-wide, visit www.londoncouncils.gov.uk.

Enquiries specifically relating to Hounslow should be directed to admissions@hounslow.gov.uk.

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