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2013
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Europe/London

95% of Hackney children offered a place at one of their top choice primary schools

Nearly 95 per cent of children in Hackney have been offered a place at one of their parents’ top three preferences of primary school.

Offer letters have been sent to families of children who are due to start reception class in September. 94.76 per cent of children have been offered a place at one of their parents’ top three preferences, compared to a London average of 92.19 per cent. 83.54 per cent received an offer at their first preference (London average 80.57 per cent) and 91.6 per cent received their first or second choice (London average 88.89 per cent).

A total of 2,655 Hackney parents and carers applied on time. Those who applied late or have not been offered a place at one of their preferences will be offered a place at one of the 282 remaining vacancies through a second round of offers.

Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Hackney Council
This is an anxious time for parents so I’m proud that we’ve been able to offer such a high proportion of them one of their preferences.

As with all of London there is increasing demand for places in Hackney and we know that this is not going away, so we will continue to consult with schools, parents and governors to make sustainable plans to ensure we can continue to offer all Hackney children an excellent start to their education.
Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Hackney Council
Preference Number 2013 % 2013 Pan London Average 2013 Number 2012 % 2012 Pan London Average 2012
1st 2,218 83.54% 80.57 2,160 77.25% 78.72%
1st and 2nd 2,432 91.60% 88.89 2,398 85.76% 87.03%
1st, 2nd and 3rd 2,516 94.76% 92.19 2,490 89.05% 90.57%
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2,546 95.89% 93.73 2,523 90.23% 92.24%
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th 2,561 96.45% 93.91 2,544 90.98% 93.15%
All preferences met 2,573 96.90% 94.46 2,591 92.66% 93.78
No preferences met 82 3.10% 5.54% 205 7.34 6.22%