More children received their first preference choice of secondary school in Camden than anywhere else in north London.

More than three-quarters of 11-year-olds in the borough will be able to attend their school of choice in September, according to Pan London Admissions Board data.

It comes on National Secondary School Offer Day (March 1), when thousands of children across the country discover the outcome of their application.

Across London, 70.6% of students received an offer from their first preference school, rising to 76.2% in Camden.

Other north London boroughs which exceeded the capital’s average include Enfield (75.52%), Barnet (74.8%), Haringey (74.6%) and Hackney (73.3%).

Some parents will be less pleased in Islington (70.5%), Brent (68.8%) and Harrow (67.6%), where the number of children accepted by their first preference school was below the London average.

More than 90% of the 90,348 children who applied for secondary school places through the Pan London Admissions Scheme received an offer from one of their preferred schools.

Cllr Ian Edwards, London Councils’ executive member for children and young people, said: “It is positive that once again the overwhelming majority of London’s children have an offer from one of their preferred schools.”

He added: “Boroughs have worked diligently with schools to ensure there are sufficient places to meet the demand for school places across the capital, particularly in the context of falling school rolls and the impact this is having on some schools.”