Three quarters of students in Sutton will be attending the school of their choice come September this year.

A total of 92.9 percent of Sutton pupils were also offered a place at one of their top three choices of secondary school, with 74.1 percent getting into their first preference school (compared with 68.3 per cent London-wide), according to figures released on National Secondary School Offer Day by the Pan London Admissions Board.

But not all were so lucky. The number of applications in Sutton this year rose by 146, from 2,620 last year to 2,766. A total of only 2,500 Sutton children secured a preferred school place.

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Councillor Marian James, Chair of the People Committee said: “Sutton has some of the best schools in London, we are delighted so many pupils have managed to get a place at one of their preferred options.

“The figures show the number of pupils starting secondary school in Sutton, and London as a whole, is growing significantly.

“While there has been a 5 per cent increase in applications compared to last year, we have still managed to deliver more preferred places for pupils than the London average and every student has received an offer, which forms part of our ambitions for the borough.

“This has been made possible in large part thanks to good planning, the flexibility of our secondary schools in making additional places available, and the opening of Harris Academy Sutton in 2018.”