Hillingdon offers more pupils their first choice secondary school

Thursday 3 March 2022: Hillingdon Council has once again offered a high number of preferred secondary school places to Hillingdon pupils.

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Ninety-four per cent were offered one of their preferred places - a higher proportion than last year.  

This year, the council received a record number of 3,659 secondary school applications. Despite this, 71 per cent of Hillingdon pupils received their first choice - an increase of 4 per cent when compared with 2021 admissions. This was also higher than the London average of 69.95 per cent. 

89 per cent of applicants received one of their top three preference schools, an increase of 3 per cent on last year.  

Cllr Susan O'Brien, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Families, Education and Wellbeing, said: "I am delighted that so many of our local children received their first choice, and that such a high number received one of their preferred school places. Thank you to our admissions team for their hard work in putting our residents first.  

"Education remains a top priority for the council, and we continue to invest millions in the borough's schools to ensure our young people have the very best learning environments."  

For more information about post allocation processes visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/secondary  

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