Every local child has been offered a primary school place

Published: 17 April 2015

Figures published yesterday show a big increase in the number of Wandsworth parents who have been offered their first choice of primary school.

Parents who have applied for a primary school place in September 2015 have now been told the result of their application.

In total 77.5 per cent of parents were offered their first choice school – a rise of 4.2 per cent on the previous year.

Parents offered one of their top three preferred choices climbed to 91.5 per cent – up from 87.4 per cent in 2014.     

The number of applications received for a reception class place at a Wandsworth primary rose by just over one per cent, compared to the previous year.

All parents who applied for a school place have been offered one. There are no children without a school place and 17 of the borough’s primaries still have some vacancies.   

Parents who have a query about the place they have been offered or wish to enquire about a vacancy at another school should contact the town hall’s schools admissions team. 

Parents are being advised if possible to contact the team by email – submitting their query to admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk. More information is also available online at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions.

The schools admission process is co-ordinated across the capital by the Pan-London admissions system, which is managed by the umbrella group London Councils.

Helen Jenner, Chair of the Pan London Admissions Board, said: “Despite the fact that boroughs received a record number of applications for primary school places, more pupils have been offered a place of their choice than ever before.”

According to the schools standard watchdog Ofsted, 96 per cent of Wandsworth’s primary schools are currently classed as either good or outstanding.