|Croydon Conservatives - Article From our Database|
|17 April 2014|
|Record number of Croydon families offered top three choice of primary school|
A record-breaking 94% of Croydon’s four-year olds have been offered one of their top three choices of primary school for this September.
Councillor Tim Pollard, Conservative cabinet member for children, families and learning said: “Parents of over 4,530 Croydon children will be very pleased to learn that their children will be going to one of their three favoured schools. This is fantastic news for pupils and parents and shows how our focus on building new school places is paying off for the benefit of local children.
"I want to thank the team of council officers who have worked tirelessly both to build the required capacity in our schools and to place the children who apply. Through a combination of hard work, the council's commitment to investing in schools and the government support we have enjoyed, we have delivered great results in the face of not insignificant challenges.
"It is also ironic that this comes just a week after Labour's Tristram Hunt prejudged what he thougfht would be the bandwagon and wrote a piece in the Croydon Advertiser where he talked of 'crippling shotages' and warned darkly of pupils without places. It just goes to show that politicians should wait for the facts before commenting!"