Most Children Get First Choice School In East Riding

Most Children Get First Choice School In East Riding
Most Children Get First Choice School In East Riding

Parents and carers of children starting infant, junior and primary schools in September 2017 have been told which school their child will be attending. 

Letters and e-mails telling them the outcome of their applications for places were being sent out today (Tuesday 18 April)

This year, 3,180 applicants living in the East Riding of Yorkshire applied for 2017/2018 reception places at infant and primary schools, with over 99 per cent (3,155) getting places at one of their three choices of school and 96 per cent (3,054) getting their first choice of school.

A total of 21 of the 118 primary and infant schools are oversubscribed.

Less than one per cent (25) could not be given places at any of their three chosen schools.   The local authority has been able to give all 25 children places at their local, catchment area schools.

All 480 East Riding residents who applied for their children to transfer from an infant school to Year 3 at one of the six junior schools got places at the junior school they named as their first choice.

Only 24 East Riding children will be going to primary schools in other local authority areas, while 184 children living elsewhere will be travelling to East Riding schools.

Councillor , ’s portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “At a time when many areas in the country are facing real difficulties in finding enough primary school places, it is good to see that we are still able to give most parents places for their children at the schools they want.

“Getting the balance right between the number of school places and the expected demand for these places is always difficult, even more so at times when the resources available for schools and school buildings are very limited.”

Kevin Hall, the council’s director of children, families and schools, said: “The outcomes of this year’s admissions round confirm that, overwhelmingly, the schools in the East Riding continue to offer parents what they really want for their children: a good education at a local school.”



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