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Most children receive first choice primary school

Most children given their first choice primary school

18 April 2017

In North Lincolnshire, 94.7 per cent of children have been allocated their first preference primary school for 2017/18.

Of the 1,953 applications received, 1,830 have been given their first preference, 56 (2.9 per cent) their second preference and 11 (0.57 per cent) their third preference.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families and Learning, said:

“It is brilliant that we have seen a further increase this year on the number of children being offered their first choice school. We recognise how important a child’s time at primary school is and we do all we can to ensure they are allocated a preference school.

“In North Lincolnshire we are fortunate to have many excellent schools. We work closely with them to identify increasing demand for school places, which has seen many improvements and extensions taking place across the area to provide more space for the increasing demand.”

Last year (2016/17) 94.4 per cent of children were given their first choice school. There were 42 more applications this year.

First Published:18 April 2017
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