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Kingston’s primary school places announced

97% of children in the borough have been offered one of their preferred primary schools.

94% of these got one of the top three preferences in their application, and 81% got their first preference. 

In total, the parents/carers of 1,916 children in Kingston applied for a place this year. 65 (3%) of the children have all been allocated an alternative school place so there are no children without an offer of a school place. 

Councillor Diane White, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services and Education at Kingston Council, said: 

“I’m delighted with Kingston’s results. Not only have we been able to offer most children one of their preferred primary schools, but we have also placed 81% at their parents' first preference school. 

“I wish to thank the Admissions Team, schools and other teams who continue to work hard in these uncertain times to ensure that we provide the best possible service for children and their families.”

Every year in April, councils across the country announce their primary school places. According to London Council figures, 97,353 pupils in the Capital applied for primary school places through the pan London admissions scheme. 85% of pupils received an offer from their first choice, with 95% getting a place at one of their top three schools.

The School Admissions Team are working from home and are available to provide advice and guidance to parents by email at [email protected]achievingforchildren.org.uk.

For more information please see Primary Notes for parents 2020.