More pupils get first choice school place

MN Kingston Academy
Tudor councillor Maria Netley is one of many Conservatives active in supporting schools

76% of children in Kingston will attend their first choice secondary school this year, with Kingston now one of the best London boroughs for offering children their preferred school place.

97% of children received one of their preferred choices and 95% received one of their top three preferred schools. The figures mean that Kingston is now the third highest London borough for offering children their first choice, an increase from sixth, last year. Kingston continues to achieve above London averages for parental preference satisfaction.

Achieving for Children, which runs the Kinston's children’s services, will help the small number of children that have not been given one of their preferences to look at the different options available.

Andrea Craig

Cllr Andrea Craig, responsible for Schools at Kingston Council, said:

Our secondary schools are extremely popular and their academic performance remains strong, which means the number of people applying for places in the borough is increasing year on year. Kingston has consistently been able to offer most of those applying their preferred school. This is down to the hard work of our officers and shows that planning for future school places is key.

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