ALMOST nine out of 10 Ealing children have been offered a place at one of their top three high schools.
Official figures have been released by Ealing Council showing that seven out of 10 youngsters have been offered a place at their preferred school.
The council has made 3,185 offers and every Ealing child that applied on time has been offered a place.
Councillor Patricia Walker, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Starting high school is a major milestone in a child’s life and I would like to send my best wishes to all of our students.
"Ealing has lots of good schools to choose from and I am very pleased that we have been able to offer so many children one of their top three preferences."
Sixty-nine per cent of students in Ealing got their first choice for a high school. By comparison, Hammersmith and Fulham had 60 per cent.
A spokesman for Ealing Council said parents who didn't receive an offer from their preferred school are advised to accept the school they have been offered.
They should also contact the council’s admissions service to discuss being placed on the waiting list.
Families of students who are due to start high school in September 2011 and who have not yet applied for a place, should contact the School Admissions service on 020 8825 5522 immediately.