One in ten are given unwanted school spot

A TENTH of secondary school pupils in the borough were offered their sixth least favourite school place. Figures released by local authorities show that two thirds (68.8 per cent) of pupils in the borough will be admitted into their first choice of school

A TENTH of secondary school pupils in the borough were offered their sixth least favourite school place.

Figures released by local authorities show that two thirds (68.8 per cent) of pupils in the borough will be admitted into their first choice of school this September.

The figure is in line with the London average of 66 per cent and most local authorities manage to offer the remaining pupils their second and third choices.

In Barking and Dagenham, however, most of those - ten per cent - will have to go to their least favourite school.

London's most disappointed pupils are in Richmond upon Thames, where 13.1 per cent of pupils will have to accept their sixth choice school place.

The figures were released by the Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme, which helps parents with applications for secondary school places.