Secondary school places confirmed
Thousands of Hackney pupils have been offered places at secondary schools across the borough, with more than 91% offered a spot at one of their parents’ top three preferences.
2,276 applicants applied for a space at a Hackney secondary school as their first choice, including 290 who live outside of the borough, a sign of how popular the Hackney's schools now are.
I am delighted that we have again be able to ensure the vast majority of pupils have been offered a place at one of their parents' preferences.
This is a very anxious time for parents; our schools are more popular than ever, and several are many times oversubscribed, but with 99% of secondary pupils in Hackney attending a school judged to be 'good' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted, no matter where pupils are continuing their education, they're guaranteed some great opportunities.
Parents who have not been allocated a place at one of their chosen schools have either been offered an alternative or will shortly be advised of their options.