94% of children in Kingston offered one of their top three primary school choices

Latest figures show five in six children (82%) in Kingston were offered their first preference primary school and 94% received one of their top three preferences, despite an increase in applications.

There were a total of 1,991 applications received this year, compared to 1,937 in 2018, maintaining the borough’s strong reputation in providing school places. 

Parents who applied online can go online to find out which schools they have been offered. Those who did not get their first preference offer will receive a letter from Kingston Council, posted first class on Tuesday 16 April, informing them of their offer and providing further information on next steps​.

London-wide, 96 per cent of children were offered a place at one of their top three primary schools, with schools across the capital receiving a total of 96,598 applications.

Pauline Maddison, Interim Director of Children’s Services at Kingston Council, said:

“We are pleased that the number of children being offered their preferred schools is once again very high.

“Our local schools have an excellent reputation and this is one of many reasons why Kingston is such a desirable place to live.

“As a result, we are continually committed to ensuring Kingston can grow as a borough.”

Any parents who haven't applied for a primary school place for children due to start school in September need to do so as soon as possible online