Primary school preferences: Here's the percentage of North Yorkshire families who got their first choice

Most North Yorkshire families received their first primary school preference, the county council says.

By Steve Bambridge
Friday, 17th April 2020, 10:04 am
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 10:06 am

This year, more than 95 per cent of North Yorkshire parents or carers of primary age children secured their first school preference.

Just over 98 per cent of families in the county secured one of their top three preferences.

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

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While schools remain largely closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, families across the country received emails on national primary offer day on Thursday, informing them which school their child will go to in September.

“This is very good news for North Yorkshire families, and a great achievement given current challenging circumstances,” said Cllr Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills.

“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.

“However, as a local authority we work hard with all North Yorkshire schools to ensure they deliver high standards of education so that families who are not given first preferences can still send their children to good schools.”

In York, the percentage of families given their first choice fell from 96% last year to 94%. This year just over 97% of families in the East Riding of Yorkshire got their first pick.