JUST over a third of pupils in Hounslow were this week offered a place at their first choice secondary school.
A total of 67.4 per cent were given their first choice, with 12.3 per cent getting their second and 6.6 per cent awarded their third choice school.
In all, more than 94 per cent gained a place at one of their six preferred options, slightly above the London-wide average of 93 per cent.
The number of pupils getting their first choice varied wildly across the capital, from 81.1 per cent in Bexley to just 52.5 percent in Southwark.
Chris Kiernan, chairman of the Pan London Admissions Board, said: "For the seventh year running, London’s co-ordinated admissions system has been very successful in enabling more parents to be allocated a school of their preference by a fairer distribution of available offers.
"It is important to emphasise that, however proficient the admission system is – and our arrangements in London are about as efficient and fair as it is possible to have, it cannot create additional places at the most popular schools."