Primary school places success

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Parents and carers of children starting infant, junior and primary schools in September this year have been told which school their child will be attending.

This year, 3,454 applicants living in the East Riding applied for 2015/16 places at infant, junior and primary schools, and 95.6% got their first choice of school. A total of 35 of the 123 primary, infant and junior schools are oversubscribed. Of the 2,974 who applied for reception places at infant and primary schools, 97.9% got a place at a school which parents had named as one of their three preferred schools on their application form. These included 94.9 per cent who got their first choice, 2.9% who got their second choice and 0.1% who got their third preference. Sixty one (2.1 per cent) could not be given places at any of their three chosen schools and have been given places at alternative schools. Of the 61 who did not get any of their preferences, 51 have been placed at their catchment area school and 10 have been given places at another school.

Kevin Hall, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s director of children, families and schools, said: “In the East Riding we have been able to ensure that all children have been provided with a school place and I’m pleased to say that more than nine out of 10 parents have been offered the school place that they wanted for their children”.