Schools choice success

HOLD FOR STORY BY JAMES REED'SWINNOW PRIMARY SCHOOL AT BRAMLEY,PICTURED WITH TEACHER MRS RUTH LEE WITH YEAR ONE.''''''STOCK; Child holds pencil, classroom, school.

HOLD FOR STORY BY JAMES REED'SWINNOW PRIMARY SCHOOL AT BRAMLEY,PICTURED WITH TEACHER MRS RUTH LEE WITH YEAR ONE.''''''STOCK; Child holds pencil, classroom, school.

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Nearly all East Riding parents of children moving to secondary school this year have got places for them at their preferred school.

Letters to parents telling them the outcome of their applications for secondary places in September were sent out on Monday.

All local authorities in England have to send the letters out on the same date. In the East Riding of 3,226 applications received 3,135 (97.2 percent) got places at their first choice school and 3,215 (99.7 per cent) got places at one of their three choices of school.

Only a few children have had to be allocated places at schools for which their parents did not express a preference.

In all 11 cases, the child has been allocated a place at their catchment area school.

As in previous years, most (79.8 per cent) of children living in the East Riding will be going to their catchment area school and 256 East Riding resident children have been allocated places at schools in other local authority areas.