Brent Council offers 95 percent of residents a top three preference primary school

19 April 2017

Every Brent child whose parents applied on time has been offered a primary school place for September 2017. Figures published yesterday show that Brent Council received 3,808 on time applications for places at primary school reception classes - approximately 100 fewer applications than last year.


Of the applications received for September 2017, 83.8 percent were offered their first preference primary school, a 2.5 percent increase on 2016.

Over 95 percent of applicants were offered a place at one of their top three schools and over 97 percent were offered one of their preferred schools.


Cllr Mili Patel, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:


"I'm delighted that we have met the demand for primary school places for 2017 so far and that the number of first-preference allocations has increased yet again. There will be late applications but I expect Brent will be able to meet this demand as well.


Like all London boroughs, Brent continues to experience pressure on school places but I would like to reassure parents we are doing everything we can to create the high quality school places which they rightly expect for their children."


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