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Primary school success for Hillingdon families

Families in Hillingdon are celebrating 85 per cent of children receiving their first choice primary school, thanks to the council's £160m investment in primary school expansion in the borough.

News release: 16 April 2015

Figures released today (Thursday 16 April) show that the number of children who received one of their top three schools is at 95 per cent, despite a rising demand in school places.

This year Hillingdon Council received an all time high of 4,145 Hillingdon resident applications for primary school places, an increase of seven per cent compared to last year.

The council's school building programme, the largest of its kind in London, has worked in partnership with schools in Hillingdon to ensure that all children have a primary place to go to in September. This has largely been achieved through the expansion of existing schools and the building of new schools in the borough.

Cllr David Simmonds, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services said:

"Despite the rising demand we have yet again delivered all our school places on time. We have made significant investment to ensure every child is allocated a good quality school place as close to home as possible. This demonstrates that with our sound financial management we have been able to invest in providing school places to put our residents first."

For more information about the post allocation process visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/schooladmissions

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