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Primary preferences are successful for 96%

Published Monday, 13 May 2013

This year 96% of Enfield children starting school in September 2013 have a place at a school of their parents’ preference, comparing favourably to 2012 when the figure was 94%.

The council received 4,225 applications that were on time and places have been offered to all of these children.

Working with local schools Enfield Council ensured that there are enough places for all the children starting school in September.

As the demand for primary school places continues to grow, more applicants who live in Enfield have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools.

Those who have not been offered any of their preferences have been offered an alternative.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said, “I am delighted that not only has it been possible to offer every child a reception place for September, but we have also been able to offer more children places at schools of their preference.

“Enfield’s primary schools are popular and successful. Our pupil population is growing and for this reason we developed a £25 million programme to create hundreds of extra permanent primary places this year with phased delivery of just over 1,700 permanent places in subsequent years.

“This ambitious programme has been well supported by our schools who have coped admirably as we proceed at each stage of the project.”

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