About 14,000 kids have missed out on their first alternative of major faculty in London, figures reveal.
Throughout the town’s 33 council areas, 86% bought into their first alternative of college. Total, the variety of purposes was down by four% to 98,944.
The Pan London Admissions Board mentioned stress for locations remained excessive regardless of the slight drop in purposes.
The nationwide determine won’t be introduced for a number of weeks.
The London figures additionally present that total, 96% of kids acquired a proposal from one in all their high three most popular faculties. Final 12 months, it was 94%.
The areas with the very best variety of first desire admissions have been Barking and Dagenham (93%), Newham (92%) and Bexley (91%), whereas Kensington and Chelsea (68%), Hammersmith and Fulham (76%) and Harrow (79%) had the bottom.
The admissions board mentioned the variation in boroughs was as a result of the town had such a dense inhabitants and that whereas some faculties may not have provided many first preferences, they could have a excessive proportion of first preferences for pupils from neighbouring boroughs as a result of faculties have been located close to borough boundaries.
It mentioned some dad and mom may select to pick a college their little one was unlikely to obtain a proposal for.
Sara Williams, chair of the Pan London Admissions Board, mentioned: “The demand for major faculty locations in London stays excessive, having elevated by 5% since 2011.
“Total there was a slight fall in demand for reception locations since final 12 months, however the stress on London faculties to ship locations for kids throughout the capital attributable to begin faculty this September stays.
“We will likely be maintaining a tally of start charges and patterns of inhabitants development, however we count on demand for major faculty locations to proceed at the least at present ranges and demand for secondary faculty locations to develop significantly within the years forward.”