Slight increase in those getting into their first choice
A primary school place has been offered to every parent in Merton with a child starting school in September.
Figures published by the Pan-London Admissions Scheme, which coordinates school places in the capital, show that 2,610 children from Merton applied for a primary school place.
Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “Starting primary school is a big day in every child’s life and we have been able to offer a primary school place to every child who applied. Almost all children will attend one of their parents’ preferred schools with many going to their first choice school.
“More than 4,000 new primary school places have been created in Merton since 2007 to meet unprecedented demand from parents who want their children to be educated in the borough.”
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April 28, 2017