Children miss out on school places

More than one in ten children in London didn't get into any of their top three choices of secondary school.

Of those who missed out, nearly a third didn't get into their first choice.

77,322 admission applications were recieved by the Department of Education from parents in Outer and Inner London. Of these, 52,192 got their first preference, 11,493 got their second preference and 5,200 got their third preference. In total, 8,437 missed out on their top three choices.

25,130 didn't get their first preference.

Compared with the rest of the country, 11 year olds in London had the highest chance of missing out on which school they wanted to go to.

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