Four per cent rise in first choice primary places in Croydon

The percentage of Croydon parents getting their first choice primary school in 2017 has gone up four per cent since last year.

Figures show that 89 per cent got their school of choice.

Thanks to the council’s recent investment of millions of pounds building and expanding schools this makes Croydon the sixth best borough in London for delivering on first preference places.

Croydon also saw 98 per cent of pupils being offered a place at one of their top three schools, which compared well with London as whole, where the average was 96 per cent.

Additionally, Croydon’s drive to become a fully digital borough has seen 99.4 per cent of applications submitted online, against a London average of 95.5 per cent.

“I’m absolutely delighted that so many local parents will have had good news in their inboxes or through their doors this week. It’s brilliant that the huge majority of people have got the places they wanted for their children. This is just another example of how the council is delivering for Croydon.”

Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning

Online applicants will have received an e-mail notifying them of their outcome late afternoon on Tuesday.  Those who applied using traditional forms will be notified by post, and should receive their letter by Wednesday.

Those who applied after the deadline will receive their offers in the week commencing 23 May.

From 19 April information on how places were allocated at oversubscribed Croydon schools will be published on the council’s website, alongside information regarding where vacancies may still exist.  The vacancy information will be available on the website until 22 May.

Only one per cent of applicants received an alternative offer to the schools that had originally been applied for, but in most cases this is believed to be because parents didn’t use all six options.

2017-04-19T10:58:16+01:00 April 19th, 2017|Recent news|