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'Two-thirds' of pupils get first choice secondary school

Nearly 70% of children in London have been offered a place at their first choice of secondary school for the next academic year, according to new figures.

Statistics from the Pan-London Admissions Board also showed that 95% of pupils received a place at one of their six preferred schools for September 2014.

The number of applicants rose by 4.9% compared to the previous year.

BBC London's Marc Ashdown spoke to head teacher Cath Smith from Bow School, in east London.

  • 03 Mar 2014
  • From the section London