94% of children offered a place at their first choice primary school in West Berkshire
The majority of children in West Berkshire have been offered a place at their preferred primary school.
Parents of children starting school in September found out which school their child had been allocated yesterday (Monday).
In 94 per cent of cases, children have been given a place at their first choice primary school said West Berkshire Council.
This figure "has remained consistently high", it added.
This year, 1,556 applications were made by the parents of children starting school in September. Of these, 1,464 children were given a place at their first-choice school.
Michelle Sancho, acting head of education services at West Berkshire Council, said: “Moving to primary school can be exciting and stressful for children and parents.
"Choosing the right primary school for a child is something parents think about very carefully, so I’m delighted that once again, we’ve been able to offer almost all their first choice.
"Education is a priority in West Berkshire. We know that giving children a place at a preferred school is a great start to their formal education and, as a local education authority, we are proud of our consistently high results with matching parents’ choices and local capacity.”