Secondary school place offer day

Author: Nick Griffin


Every Barnet parent who applied on time for a secondary school place for their child has received an offer of a place.

This year the council has received 7,407 applications; 3,957 from Barnet residents and 3,450 from residents in other boroughs.

Of those who applied, nearly 70 per cent were successful in securing a place at their first choice of secondary school.

This year over 86 per cent who applied were offered at least one of their top three preferences.

Councillor Reuben Thompstone, Chairman of the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee, said: “As in previous years the popularity of our schools has meant a very high demand for places, so I’m delighted that we have been able to provide a place to every pupil who applied on time.

“Once again Barnet’s schools have done a great job in rising to the challenge.”