PARENTS in Ealing were left frustrated after being unable to access a website informing them whether their children had been offered a place at their preferred school in the borough.
The eAdmissions website crashed on Tuesday due to 'an overarching network issue' which left many parents in the dark for up to seven hours as to which schools, if any, had accepted their children to study.
But Ealing has beaten the London average after figures released by the Pan London Co-ordinated Admission scheme showed a total of 70per cent of children secured their first choice of school and 90per cent were accepted to study at their top three schools in the borough.
The London average stood at 65per cent for first choice admissions and neighbouring borough Harrow outperformed with 87per cent of pupils bagging their top choice but in Hammersmith & Fulham, only half the pupils made it into their preferred school.
Councillor Ian Gibb, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "I am delighted that almost 90per cent of parents have secured a place for their child at one of their top three schools, and 70.4per cent have been offered a place at their first choice.
"There are a lot of good schools to choose from in the borough and with plans to increase the number of places available, as well as plans for a new high school, I am confident the number of those awarded their first choice will continue to improve."
In Ealing, 6per cent of children were accepted at their fourth, fifth and sixth choice of schools, leaving around 6per cent of children who were not accepted at any of their six preferred schools.
This year, a total of 79,780 pupils in London applied for secondary school places and two thirds received an offer from their first choice school.
Parents put down up to six schools in order of preference and submit the form before it is considered by the local authority.
Are you happy with the choices offered to your child? Is your child one of the 6per cent who were not accepted into any of their six preferred schools? Will you be appealing? Contact our reporter Paloma at email@example.com