Top marks for school admission process

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THE county of North Yorkshire has one of the highest figures for children getting into their preferred secondary school.

Over nine out of 10 parents (95.2 per cent) got their first choice school and despite being an improvement on last year it is still a higher figure than many other places in the country.

Only 52 children out of 6267 applying have not received a place at any of their preferred secondary schools.

Coun John Watson, North Yorkshire County Council’s executive member for schools said: “We are delighted that so many of our families have once again 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.”