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Most North Yorkshire families secure first choice primary school place

Most North Yorkshire families secure first choice primary school place

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 7:14am 16th April 2019. (Updated at 7:16am 16th April 2019)

Today is 'National Offer Day' for primary-aged pupils.

  • Parents across the country will find out if their child has secured their first choice.
  • 94 per cent of children in North Yorkshire secured their first choice.

Families across England find out today if their four-year-old has secured a place at their chosen state school.

94 per cent of children in North Yorkshire secured their first choice, with just over 98 per cent securing one of their top three preferences.

The County Council says the figure remains consistently high in comparison with many other places in the country.

Stuart Carlton, North Yorkshire County Council's Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services said:

"We are pleased that so many families continue to gain the first preference from their choice of schools and that the percentage remains consistently high.

"As a local authority we work hard with all North Yorkshire schools to ensure they deliver the highest standards of education so that families who are not given first preferences can still send their children to good schools.

"We wish all children starting primary school in September all the best and hope they really enjoy the top quality teaching and learning our schools provide."

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