Hillingdon Council was ranked first in the capital for offering children their parents’ first preference and top in west London across all preferences in yesterday’s (19 April) Primary National Offer Day.
Ninety-four per cent of children were offered their first preference, 99.1 per cent were offered a place at one of their top three preferred primary schools, and 99.5 per cent were offered a place at one of their top six preferred primary schools.
These were well above the London averages of 87.9 per cent for first preferences, 96.7 per cent for top three preferences and 98.04 per cent for top six preferences.
This year the council processed 3,603 primary school applications.
Daniel Kennedy, Corporate Director of Central Services, said: “I am so proud of the work that has gone into ensuring that children received one of their parents’ preferred primary school places in Hillingdon, at their local school.
“It’s fantastic that the borough topped the London list for offering children their parents’ first preference and that we ranked number one in west London across all preferences.
“The borough has many good and outstanding rated primary schools and I am confident that every child will receive a positive learning experience in Hillingdon.”