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Kensington and Chelsea was the realm with the bottom variety of kids gaining a spot at their first choice college

About 14,000 kids have missed out on their first selection of major college in London, figures reveal.

Throughout town’s 33 council areas, 86% obtained into their first selection of college. Total, the variety of functions was down by four% to 98,944.

The Pan London Admissions Board stated strain for locations remained excessive regardless of the slight drop in functions.

The nationwide determine won’t be introduced for a number of weeks.

The London figures additionally present that total, 96% of kids acquired a suggestion from one among their high three most well-liked colleges. Final yr, it was 94%.

The areas with the very best variety of first choice admissions have been Barking and Dagenham (93%), Newham (92%) and Bexley (91%), whereas Kensington and Chelsea (68%), Hammersmith and Fulham (76%) and Harrow (79%) had the bottom.

The admissions board stated the variation in boroughs was as a result of town had such a dense inhabitants and that whereas some colleges won’t have supplied many first preferences, they might have a excessive proportion of first preferences for pupils from neighbouring boroughs as a result of colleges have been located close to borough boundaries.

It stated some mother and father may additionally select to pick out a college their baby was unlikely to obtain a suggestion for.

Sara Williams, chair of the Pan London Admissions Board, stated: “The demand for major college locations in London stays excessive, having elevated by 5% since 2011.

“Total there was a slight fall in demand for reception locations since final yr, however the strain on London colleges to ship locations for kids throughout the capital as a result of begin college this September stays.

“We will probably be keeping track of delivery charges and patterns of inhabitants progress, however we count on demand for major college locations to proceed not less than at present ranges and demand for secondary college locations to develop significantly within the years forward.”