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School pupils in class

Published: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

National Offer Day this year (2 March) saw an increase in the number of children offered a place at their top preferred Royal Greenwich secondary school for the third year in a row.

This means 68 per cent of all applicants will have the opportunity to join their first preference school, which is a three per cent rise from last year, and 93 per cent of children will be offered the chance to join one of their preferred options.

Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Community Safety, said: “It’s so important that young people are given the opportunity to learn and thrive in the right environment for them. Our teams have worked hard to make sure as many families as possible are given the opportunity to attend their favoured school, and I am pleased that we are continuing to improve on the number receiving their preferred place this year.”

In total, 3,056 children have received an offer of a place in a Royal Greenwich school, starting this September, and this year sees a wider spread of allocations than previous years.

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