Number of children offered first choice in primary school increases in Peterborough


The number of children in Peterborough who have successfully been offered their first choice of primary school has increased, reports the Council. Peterborough City Council has reported that the proportion of children in the city who have been offered a place in the primary school of their choice for this month of September has risen to almost 95%.

A total of 94.5% were offered a place in their first choice school for the school year starting in September. This is an increase from 93.4% last year.

Meanwhile, the proportion of children who were offered a place in their second choice school remained the same as last year, at 4.3%. Those offered a place in their third choice actually fell slightly, to 0.26% from 0.7% last year.

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The City Council’s school admissions team also received and processed more applications than last year. This year, they processed 2,671 applications, compared to 2,547 last year.

Jonathan Lewis, Director of Education for Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, said: “I am delighted that once again we have been able to offer so many children their first choice of primary school in september. This is thanks to the hard work and dedication of the officers who have worked for many years to ensure that there are local places for local children in our schools. »

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