About 14,000 youngsters have missed out on their first alternative of major faculty in London, figures reveal.
Throughout the town’s 33 council areas, 86% bought into their first alternative of faculty. Total, the variety of functions was down by four% to 98,944.
The Pan London Admissions Board mentioned strain for locations remained excessive regardless of the slight drop in functions.
The nationwide determine is not going to be introduced for a number of weeks.
The London figures additionally present that total, 96% of youngsters acquired a proposal from one in all their prime three most popular colleges. Final 12 months, it was 94%.
The areas with the best variety of first desire admissions had been Barking and Dagenham (93%), Newham (92%) and Bexley (91%), whereas Kensington and Chelsea (68%), Hammersmith and Fulham (76%) and Harrow (79%) had the bottom.
The admissions board mentioned the variation in boroughs was as a result of the town had such a dense inhabitants and that whereas some colleges won’t have supplied many first preferences, they might have a excessive proportion of first preferences for pupils from neighbouring boroughs as a result of colleges had been located close to borough boundaries.
It mentioned some mother and father can also select to pick a faculty their little one was unlikely to obtain a proposal for.
Sara Williams, chair of the Pan London Admissions Board, mentioned: “The demand for major faculty locations in London stays excessive, having elevated by 5% since 2011.
“Total there was a slight fall in demand for reception locations since final 12 months, however the strain on London colleges to ship locations for kids throughout the capital on account of begin faculty this September stays.
“We can be keeping track of beginning charges and patterns of inhabitants progress, however we count on demand for major faculty locations to proceed no less than at present ranges and demand for secondary faculty locations to develop significantly within the years forward.”