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89% secure first choice secondary school

89% secure first choice secondary school

Published at 8:37am 3rd March 2015. (Updated at 5:05pm 5th March 2015)

Nearly 9 out of 10 children in North Yorkshire have secured a place at their first choice secondary school.

The 89% success rate is down slightly on last year’s figure of 92%.

This year, 6,733 pupils have been awaiting news of an offer, which is the highest number of pupils transferring to secondary school since 2008.

As many as 93.5% of all children who requested a school place received an offer from one of their top three preferences of secondary school.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire's Executive Member for Schools, said: "This is good news that so many of our families yet again have been able to gain their first preference from their choice of schools.

"As a local authority, we work with schools across the county to make sure all of them deliver the highest standards of education so that families who are not given first preferences will nevertheless be able to send their children to good schools."