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Kensington and Chelsea was the world with the bottom variety of kids gaining a spot at their first choice faculty

About 14,000 kids have missed out on their first selection of main faculty in London, figures reveal.

Throughout town’s 33 council areas, 86% obtained into their first selection of college. Total, the variety of purposes was down by four% to 98,944.

The Pan London Admissions Board stated strain for locations remained excessive regardless of the slight drop in purposes.

The nationwide determine is not going to be introduced for a number of weeks.

The London figures additionally present that general, 96% of youngsters acquired a suggestion from one in every of their prime three most well-liked colleges. Final yr, it was 94%.

The areas with the very best variety of first choice 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 stated the variation in boroughs was as a result of town had such a dense inhabitants and that whereas some colleges may not have provided many first preferences, they might have a excessive proportion of first preferences for pupils from neighbouring boroughs as a result of colleges have been located close to borough boundaries.

It stated some dad and mom can also select to pick out a faculty their little one was unlikely to obtain a suggestion for.

Sara Williams, chair of the Pan London Admissions Board, stated: “The demand for main 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 yr, however the strain on London colleges to ship locations for youngsters throughout the capital as a consequence of begin faculty this September stays.

“We shall be maintaining a tally of beginning charges and patterns of inhabitants development, however we count on demand for main faculty locations to proceed a minimum of at present ranges and demand for secondary faculty locations to develop significantly within the years forward.”