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Primary schools decision day: West Berkshire Council 'very pleased' to offer 94% of children first choice school



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Parents across the district have been finding out which primary school their children will go to in September today (Tuesday).

West Berkshire Council said it was able to offer 94 per cent of applicants their first choice.

The district council said it "has maintained its high percentage of first choices for primary school applications" this year - with a high number of pupils being offered a place at their preferred primary school in September.

West Berkshire Council said it was able to offer 94 per cent of applicants their first choice
West Berkshire Council said it was able to offer 94 per cent of applicants their first choice

This figure – of 94 per cent – has remained consistent for the past eleven years.

This year, 1,655 applications were made by the parents of children starting school in September 2022 and of these, 1,553 children were given a place at their first-choice school.

Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire’s executive member for education, children and young people, said he was "proud" of the council's track record of providing places at parents' preferred schools.

Parents across the district have been finding out which primary school their children will go to in September
Parents across the district have been finding out which primary school their children will go to in September

“We’re very pleased to once again be able to offer so many children their preferred primary school," he added.

“We know the importance of taking the first steps into education and try our very best to match up parents’ choices and local capacity as best as we can.

"I’m proud of our great track record of offering almost all children in West Berkshire their first choice and wish them all the best of luck in their new schools.”



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