More than two thirds of Ealing pupils will start at their first choice of secondary school in September, it was announced today.
The 70.3 per cent figure is a slight improvement on last year's 69.6 per cent total, and higher than the 66 per cent average across the London boroughs.
Only seven other local authorities were able to give a higher proportion of pupils their first choice, and Ealing also matched the 87 per cent London average in allocating children one of their top three schools.
However, more than seven per cent of pupils in the borough were not given a place at any of their preferred schools - a higher proportion than last year.
In all, 92.8 per cent of Ealing pupils were awarded a place at one of their top six destinations, against last year's total of 93.6 per cent.
Applications by Ealing pupils are dealt with through a coordinated process for all London schools.
Graham Carter, chairman of the London Inter Authority Admissions Group, said: "For the fifth year running, London's admissions system has been able to place more than 90 per cent of pupils at a school of their choice and two thirds have been offered a place at their first choice school.
"Choosing a secondary school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make for their child. The success of the scheme has meant more pupils have been offered a place at a school of their preference."