Search

Allocation of Hackney primary school places sees increase in families bagging first choice

PUBLISHED: 19:01 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:01 18 April 2017

Parents have found out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

Parents have found out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

PA Archive/PA Images

More Hackney children will be going to the primary school of their choice in September, according to figures released today.

In Hackney just over 86 per cent of families received their top preference of primary school – a figure which is above the London average and a twopc increase on last year across the borough.

The amount of families receiving one of their top three preferences has also increased by more than 1pc since last year (96pc).

Pupils who have not been allocated a place at one of their preferred schools have either been offered an alternative or will shortly be advised of their options.

If children are offered a school which is not their first choice, they will automatically go onto the waiting list for the schools which were a higher preference than the one they were offered. Places will be filled in the order of the school’s oversubscription criteria from the list as vacancies arise over the coming weeks.

Parents who are dissatisfied with their child’s offer may appeal to an independent panel.

Latest Hackney Stories

The O’s are still actively looking for a target man, but have been frustrated in their attempts to bring one in so far

15:00

Three members of the same family talk about their revamped version of Hamlet coming to the Park Theatre

Tolga Dervish likely to take charge of his new team for the first time, but Imrul Gazi’s men are also desperate for the points

Local club defeated Indian Gymkhana 2-1 with captain Sam Edwards netting a late penalty on the opening day of the season

12:01

Islington Chaps Choir will be performing with Joe Stilgoe at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on August 22

Spurs’ various youth-teams enjoyed a mix set of results over the last few days

15:37

Sixty-five years ago, Stoke Newington’s last tram pulled away. The Gazette spoke to readers who remember the horse-drawn – and later electric – vehicles that ran down Green Lanes and connected Hackney to the rest of north London.

The O’s suffered an embarrassing 6-1 defeat after conceding four second-half goals at Hayes Lane

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists