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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.

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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.

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