ALMOST 92 per cent of children in Oxfordshire due to start primary school in September have been offered a place at their first choice school
ALMOST 92 per cent of children in Oxfordshire due to start primary school in September have been offered a place at their first choice school.
The figure is up by 3.47 percentage points to 91.51 per cent compared with last year.
In total, 98.05 per cent of families have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools, with 148 out of 7,600, or 1.93 per cent, offered a place at their nearest alternative.
Roy Leach, Oxfordshire County Council’s school organisation and planning manager, said: “I’m delighted we’re once again in the position of being able to deliver the best possible news to the vast majority of families.
“Effective school place planning has been crucial in ensuring there are sufficient school places in Oxfordshire and that families can continue to access the schools they want.”
Any family which has not received a first-preference offer can appeal.
Nearly 3,000 primary school places will be added between 2015 and 2018 as a result of school expansions.
Mr Leach added: “A lot of work is continuing to ensure there are sufficient school places available across the county for every child that needs one.”