Number of children accepted into first preference secondary schools in Camden higher than London average

Over 73% of parents and carers applying to Camden secondary schools received an offer at their first preference school this year, which is well above the London average.

73.3% of all Camden applicants were offered their first preference secondary school today, which is an increase from 67% last year and places Camden in the top ten London boroughs for first preference offers. 

In Camden, almost 90% of children were offered a place at one of their top three secondary school choices.

Our priority as a Council is to ensure all of our children can get the best possible education, so we’re pleased that we’ve been able to offer most children in the borough their first-choice secondary school, with our numbers higher than the London average. I’d like to wish every child in Camden the very best of luck as they prepare to take the next step in their education this September.

Cllr Angela Mason, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

The London average for pupils being offered their top choice this year was 69%, with 89% of London pupils being offered a place at one of their top three preferences of secondary school.

Parents / carers have until 15 March to accept or decline their offers and they can contact the admissions team for help or advice by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 7974 1625.