1886 parents who applied for a secondary school place for their children will have received the outcome of their application yesterday and today.
The number of applicants is 77 more than last year. 68% percent of applicants will receive a first preference offer (1% more than last year), and 86% will receive an offer at one of their first three preferences.
In London, parents express preferences for secondary schools both inside and outside the borough in which they live, making them far more likely to be oversubscribed than in other parts of England.
Nearly all applicants who applied by the deadline have received an offer of a place. Currently, 31 children have not been offered a place. However, as parents accept / decline their offers over the next few months, it is anticipated that all will receive offers before the summer.
Cllr Paul Hodgins, Cabinet Member for Schools at Richmond Council, said:
“As our secondary schools continue to improve the demand for our schools is increasing – added to the additional attraction of the new sixth forms.
“More than two-thirds of our students have been offered a place at their first preference of school. I expect this figure to continue to rise as we increase choice and improvements across our schools.