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Did your child get a place at first-choice school?

Letters and emails were sent out today
Letters and emails were sent out today

Three Bridlington primaries were oversubscribed as parents found out this week if their children had been given a place at their first-choice school.

Bay, Martongate and New Pasture Lane all had more applications than they had available places, but across the East Riding 97.7% of children were allocated a place at their preferred school.

Letters and emails were sent out on Monday and 99.2% of children were accepted by one of their three choices.

There were 112 applications for Bay’s 60 spaces, with 70 of the parents choosing it as their first choice.

Eighty-six children battled for the 60 places at Martongate and New Pasture Lane had 44 requests for its 30 spots.

In total, 19 of the county’s 118 primary schools were oversubscribed.

Cllr Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “At a time when many areas in the country are facing real difficulties in finding enough primary school places, it is good to see that we are still able to give most parents places for their children at the schools they want.

“Getting the balance right between the number of school places and the expected demand for these places is always difficult, even more so at times when the resources available for schools and school buildings are very limited.”

Kevin Hall, the council’s director of children, families and schools, added: “The outcomes of this year’s admissions round confirm that, overwhelmingly, the schools in the East Riding continue to offer parents what they really want for their children - a good education at a local school.”