HILLINGDON was the top London council on National Offer Day (16), with 95.68 per cent of parents in the borough being awarded their first-choice primary school place.

It again exceeded the London average of 89.1 per cent to give 3,212 pupils their first choice of primary school, according to figures from the PAN London Admissions Board.  

Hillingdon also achieved best in west London for applicants being offered one of their top three preference schools, at 99.31 per cent, compared to PAN London at 97.2 per cent.   

The borough received 3,357 primary school applications, with 99.49 per cent allocated a school of their preference, which is also higher than the London average of 98.2 per cent. 

Cllr Susan O'Brien, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, said: “Choosing a school is a big decision for any parent, so I’m really pleased we have been able to give so many their first choice.”

The deadline for parents to accept their places is Tuesday, April 30. 

For more information on school place offers, visit //www.hillingdon.gov.uk/primary