Every Croydon child who applied for their first school has got a place, with only six per cent not getting one of their top three preferences.

This is the message from Croydon Council after telling 4,938 parents which primary school their child will be going to from September.

Eighty two per cent of the children - or 4,049 pupils - were offered their first preference.

The percentage of children getting either their first preference or one of their top three preferences is the same as last year, even though the council received 122 more applications this year.

Croydon Council’s executive director for people, Paul Greenhalgh, said: "We plan all year round to provide enough school places for children in the borough, and we’ve been able to offer 94 per cent of parents one of their top three preferences and 82 per cent their preferred primary school.

"As with secondary offers, all of this year’s primary applications were made online.

"I’d like to thank parents and carers for doing this; it also means they find out sooner which school their child has been offered."

The council will have created 2,000 new school places by 2018, including three new primary schools from September.

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