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Parents miss out on Catholic primaries in London

24 April 2014 | by Christopher Lamb | Comments: 0

Hundreds of parents in London have been left disappointed after missing out on their first choice of Catholic primary school due to heavy oversubscription in some areas.It is understood that most of the Archdiocese of Westminster’s 156 primaries are oversubscribed, leaving the diocese trying to create extra places in schools to accommodate the numbers.Parents were informed of the result of their primary-school applications last week, with a fifth of all primaries in England oversubscribed. Demand for places in London has been driven by immigration and the popularity of Catholic schools, the majority of which are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. Admissions to primaries are overseen by the school’s governors with preference given to practising Catholics and to children with ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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