77.5% Of Parents Got First Choice Primary School

A rise of 4.2 per cent on the previous year

Figures published yesterday show a big increase in the number of Wandsworth parents who have been offered their first choice of primary school.

Parents who have applied for a primary school place in September 2015 have now been told the result of their application. In total 77.5 per cent of parents were offered their first choice school – a rise of 4.2 per cent on the previous year. Parents offered one of their top three preferred choices climbed to 91.5 per cent – up from 87.4 per cent in 2014.

The number of applications received for a reception class place at a Wandsworth primary rose by just over one per cent, compared to the previous year. All parents who applied for a school place have been offered one. There are no children without a school place and 17 of the borough’s primaries still have some vacancies.

Parents who have a query about the place they have been offered or wish to enquire about a vacancy at another school should contact the town hall’s schools admissions team. Parents are being advised if possible to contact the team by email – submitting their query to admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk. Staff can be contacted by telephone on (020) 8871 7316, but this line is likely to be very busy and callers may experience some delays. More information is also available online at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions.

The schools admission process is co-ordinated across the capital by the Pan-London admissions system, which is managed by the umbrella group London Councils. Helen Jenner, Chair of the Pan London Admissions Board, said:
“Despite the fact that boroughs received a record number of applications for primary school places, more pupils have been offered a place of their choice than ever before.”

April 17, 2015