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Newspaper vendor Paddington Station, London | The Good Schools GuideParents applying for primary schools in Hammersmith and Fulham are seriously disadvantaged when trying to get their children a place in their chosen schools.

That is the finding of the The Good Schools Guide, which says mums and dads in the borough face a tougher task getting their kids into their preferred choice of school than others in the capital.

The guide says primary and secondary places at good schools in Hammersmith and Fulham are hard to come by, and uses government figures from 2016 to back up its argument.

The statistics reveal that 71.9% – the second lowest in the country - of applicants to primary schools received a place at their first choice school, meaning a third had to accept schools that are either further from home or of a lower standard than they wanted for their children. Read more

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