In North Lincolnshire, 94.4 per cent of children have been allocated their first choice primary school for 2016/17 – an increase on last year.
Of the 1,911 applications received, 1,804 have been given their first preference, 51 (2.7 per cent) their second preference and 18 (0.9 per cent) their third preference.
Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children’s Services, said:
I am delighted that this year we have been able to offer even more children their first choice of school. We do all we can do ensure children are allocated a preference school.
We have fantastic schools and academies in North Lincolnshire and we work closely with them to address any increasing demand for places. This has resulted in us extending and remodelling schools to ensure there is sufficient room to meet the demand. We have recently committed£4.6m for school investment that will make a huge difference for schools in North Lincolnshire.
Last year’s figures:
- Allocated first preference school – 94 per cent
- Allocated second preference school – 2.4 per cent
- Allocated third preference school – 0.6 per cent