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Half of Bucks pupils receive first choice secondary school place
THE county council has revealed slightly more than half of pupils received their first choice secondary school place today.
At 2pm today it was revealed by Buckinghamshire County Council where pupils would be going for secondary school in September.
There was a total of 5,445 applicants from Buckinghamshire residents and 2951 (54.2%) received their first choice school, compared to 54.51% in 2012 and 56.53% in 2011.
Out of the applicants 993 (18.24%) received their second choice, 744 (13.66%) received their third choice and 398 (7.31%) received any of their other choices (4th, 5th, 6th).
A total of 222 pupils (4.08%) were allocated with none of their choices.
Parents can now accept or decline the offer, and they can also appeal against the allocated place.
They can also place their child’s name on the waiting list for a school where the county has said a place is not available