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More than 93 per cent of children get place at first choice primary school in West Berkshire





Parents in West Berkshire and Hampshire have been told where their children will be attending primary school in September.

West Berkshire Council has announced today (Tuesday) that 99.4 per cent of children in the district have been offered a place at one of their preferred primary schools, with 93.5 per cent getting a place at their first choice of school.

More than 93 per cent of children get place at first choice primary school in West Berkshire
More than 93 per cent of children get place at first choice primary school in West Berkshire

The council’s executive director of children and family services AnnMarie Dodds said: “We're delighted that we've been able to give so many children their preferred choice of primary school.

“Starting school is a milestone for both children and parents, and we know that getting the school they want makes a huge, positive difference

“We always try very hard to offer as many children as possible one of their preferred schools and it's great that we're so close to achieving 100% this year.

“We wish everyone the best of luck as their primary education begins.”

In Hampshire, 99.05 per cent of parents have been offered a reception year place for their child in one of their three preferred schools, with 93.64 per cent allocated a place at their first preference school.

Of pupils transferring from infant school to junior school at Year 3, 99.27 per cent received a place at one of their three preferences, and 97.78 per cent obtained a place at their first preference school.

Did your child get their top choice? Let us know by emailing cameron.blackshaw@newburynews.co.uk



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