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98.6 per cent of Hillingdon children offered a place at preferred primary school

News release: 18/4/18 - Hillingdon Council has ensured that every child has been offered a primary school place for September 2018, and Hillingdon has topped the list in west London for families receiving an offer at their first preference primary school.

Despite high levels of demand for school places in Hillingdon, 98.6 per cent of applicants received an offer at one of their preferred primary schools, which is above the London average (97.6 per cent). The result was announced on Monday 16 April.

Hillingdon Council received 3,909 applications and has offered 97.77 per cent of pupils one of their top three schools, with 89.05 per cent of primary school children receiving their first choice. 

The council has continued to meet increasing demand for school places and has invested more than £153 million into primary schools as part of a wider £260 million school expansion programme, which is one of the largest programmes in London. 

Since 2011, the council has built three new state-of-the-art primary schools and permanently expanded 24 existing schools in Hillingdon to create 6,615 new primary school places. Work is underway to provide a further 420 places at Hillside Infant and Junior Schools in Northwood, and Warrender Primary in Ruislip.

Jean Palmer, Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director of Residents Services at Hillingdon Council, said: "Once again, we have offered every child in the borough a primary school place and we're delighted that so many families have been allocated one of their preferred primary school choices. To meet growing demand for school places in Hillingdon, we are investing £260 million into our school expansions programme, which is one of the largest in London."

For more information about primary school offers and applications visit: Starting primary school

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