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Nine in ten children offered first preference school in Barking and Dagenham

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Over 93 per cent of children in Barking and Dagenham have been given their first preference primary school on National Offer Day this year. 

Figures released by the Pan London Admissions Board show that Barking and Dagenham Council received 3,255 applications.

“I wish all our families the best as they look ahead to the next chapter of their child’s education in September.”

The number of parents who secured an offer from a preferred school was 3,217 - 98.83 per cent of applicants. The average percentage in London is 98.04 per cent.

The council’s Commissioning Director for Education, Jane Hargreaves, said: “It’s pleasing to see that so many children have once again been offered a place at their preferred school.

“I’d like to thank our School Admissions team who work incredibly hard to meet the needs of our borough’s families.

“I wish all our families the best as they look ahead to the next chapter of their child’s education in September.”

The deadline for parents to accept their child’s school place is Saturday 30 April 2022.
 

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