Croydon pupils due to start in Year 7 have received their offers from secondary schools for the upcoming academic year – September 2024 to July 2025.

Croydon has the largest population of children and young people under age 19 in London and receives many school applications each year.

91 per cent of children received offers from their top three preferred schools, and there was a three per cent increase from last year in the number of children who received their most preferred school.

Offers were sent to parents and carers on the evening of Friday, March 1, and offers must be accepted or declined by Friday, March 15.

This year there was a total of 4,498 on-time applications and the council made sure that every pupil who applied was offered a secondary school place.

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon, said: “I’m really pleased to see that so many children in Croydon have received one of their preferred choices.

“I want to wish the pupils and their parents and carers all the best as they continue their journey into secondary school.

“I’m proud of the work our schools do to enhance the learning experiences of our young people and the role they play in our communities.

“Parents and carers continue to apply to Croydon secondary schools and place their trust in them to provide the best possible education and opportunities for children and young people.”