More children offered first-choice primary school, says county council
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Nearly 95 per cent of children across Cambridgeshire were offered a place at their first-choice primary school, a rise from last year.
In 2020, 93.7pc were offered their first-choice option compared to 94.5pc this year, according to Cambridgeshire County Council.
Ninety-nine per cent of children were awarded a place at one of their three chosen schools as opposed to 98.6pc last year, while the proportion of pupils in the county offered a place at one of their first two choices also increased.
Compared to the rest of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough saw a small drop in those offered a place at one of their top three schools at 98.4pc this year.
Of those, 97.7pc were given a place at one of their first two preferred schools, slightly down on 98pc the previous year.
Cambridgeshire County Council received 6,420 applications for primary school places this year, a drop of 400 in 2020.
Jonathan Lewis, service director for education at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council said: “I am delighted that so many children will be attending a school of their choice this year.
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“This is down to the hard work and dedication of officers who have worked over many years to ensure there are local places for local children in our schools.”