Secondary school place offer day

Author: Brendan Steinhardt


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 received 7,887 applications; 4,094 from Barnet residents and 3,793 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 Barnet’s population continues to grow, the demand for secondary places is increasing each year as the bulge in primary school pupil numbers feeds through to secondary level. As in previous years, the popularity of our excellent schools has led to a high demand for places and it’s pleasing that we have been able to accommodate our residents by helping them secure a place for every pupil who applied on time.”