Main choice of secondary school for 9 out of 10 youngsters


Oxfordshire County Council has managed to place 90% of youngsters in the parent’s first choice of secondary school

Nine out of ten youngsters starting secondary education this coming September in Oxfordshire will be heading to their parent’s first choice school.

Figures out today reveal that 89.99% of the 6,371 applications received by the County Council were successful in gaining a place at the main choice of schooling.   This is a slight improvement on last year’s local figure in Oxfordshire and comfortably ahead of last year’s national average of 80.9%.

Only 2.73% of youngsters couldn’t be offered any of the four choices of secondary schooling their parents listed on the application.

Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Cultural Services, said: “Our school admissions team have done an excellent job in ensuring that so many parents and children have been offered their first choice.

“I am grateful to them for the hard work they’ve done. Our aim as a council is to give every child a good start in life and our school admissions team play their part in that year in, year out.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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