It has been revealed that 98 per cent of children in both reception and junior schools were offered one of their preferred schools for the next academic year in Buckinghamshire.

Today [Monday, April 17], parents across the county discovered on which establishments their children will be attending in September, with 90 per cent of children starting reception receiving their top choice allocation, whilst 96 per cent of families getting their first choice of Junior school.

All children who expressed preferences in the reception and junior allocation rounds have been offered a school place in Buckinghamshire.

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In total 6,912 children were allocated places in reception classes, and 1,750 children have been allocated places in Junior schools.

Additionally, 5.88 percent of children got their second-choice reception preference, with 1.33 per cent receiving their third preference.

In junior school allocations, 1.68 per cent got their second-choice placement and 0.06 per cent were give their third choice.

Further allocations will be made in the summer term when late applications will be processed.

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Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said: “I am pleased to see so many children being offered a place at their first choice of school this year.

“Starting or changing schools can be intimidating for many families, and we believe that every parent and carer knows what is best for their child.

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“I am proud to say that we have been able to offer most children their preferred schools, where they can continue their education and reach their full potential.”

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