Primary school preferences: 93 per cent get first choice

Primary school preferences
Primary school preferences

Over 93 per cent of parents or carers of primary age children have secured their first school preference in North Yorkshire

The figure is very close to last year’s figure of 94 per cent and a higher figure than many other places in the country.

Ninety seven per cent of families in the county secured one of their top three preferences.

“This is good news for North Yorkshire” said County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools.

“We are very pleased that so many families in the county continue to be 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.

"We wish all the children starting primary school in September all the best and hope they will enjoy their education in our schools.”