First choice school place figures remain on the rise - The Evesham Observer

First choice school place figures remain on the rise

Evesham Editorial 17th Apr, 2019   0

COUNTY education chiefs have revealed more than 90 per cent of of children in Worcestershire will be starting school in September at their first-choice school for the third year in a row.

More than 6,100 applications – 100 more than in 2018 – were made for place and more than 5,600 children or 92.4 per cent of youngsters will be attending their first-choice school.

The number of children being placed in their second preference has increased from last year, with 5.1 per cent of children receiving a place there. This means 97.5 per cent of children will be attending either their first or second choice of preferred school.

Catherine Driscoll, director of Children, Families and Communities said: “It’s great news so many children will be starting school this year in their first or second choice school.

“Our statistics for allocating preferred school places have been moving in a really positive direction for a while now and we’re delighted that this year sees that trend continue.”


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