ALMOST nine out of 10 Ealing parents have been successful in getting their son or daughter into one of the top three secondary schools they applied for.
Official figures have been released by Ealing Council which also reveal how seven out of 10 youngsters were offered a place at their first choice secondary.
The council has made 3,185 offers and every Ealing child that applied on time has been offered a place.
Councillor Patricia Walker, the coun
cil's cabinet member for children and young people, said: "Starting secondary 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 secondary school.
In comparison, Hammersmith and
Fulham's figure was 60 per cent.
An Ealing Council spokesman said parents who did not receive an offer from their preferred school are advised to accept the school they have been offered. They should contact the council's admissions service to discuss being placed on the waiting list for their preferred school.
Families of children who are due to start secondary school in September and who have not yet applied for a place should call the school admissions service on 020 8825 5522 immediately.