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More Barnet children set to attend primary school of their choice in September

PUBLISHED: 10:46 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 19 April 2017

Parents have found out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

Parents have found out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

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More Barnet children will be attending the primary school of their choice in September.

Figures released yesterday showed that almost 95 per cent of children who applied on time for a place at a Barnet primary school received one of their top three choices, and almost 85 per cent received an offer at their first choice.

The figures are up on last year when around 92pc of children received one of their top three choices and 79pc received an offer at their first preference.

Cllr Reuben Thompstone, Barnet Council’s education chief, said: “I’m very pleased that once again every pupil who applied on time in Barnet has received an offer of a primary school place and that more pupils this year received an offer at their first choice of school.

“A great deal of work goes into making sure there are sufficient places and it is the collective efforts of our whole school community which makes this possible.”

Every child across the borough whose parent applied on time for a 2017/18 primary school place has received an offer of a place.

To help ensure there are enough places, schools including Tudor, Underhill and Holly Park have created extra classes to help cope with demand.

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