More city children get preferred secondary school this year
More children than last year in Brighton & Hove have been offered their first preference school in this year’s secondary schools application round – despite an increase in the number of applications received.
The percentage of first preferences offered by Brighton & Hove City Council for a secondary school place for September is 81.35% - up slightly from 81.17% last year.
Nineteen more children than last year have been offered their first preference school – 1,976 this year against 1,957 last year.
This year the number of on-time applications was 2,429 – slightly up from 2,411 last year. Overall, 95.64% of people applying were offered one of their three preferred schools.
The figures for this year’s secondary school allocations (2016-17) are as follows:
Total number of preferences 2,429
First preferences offered: 1,976 (81.35%)
Second preferences offered: 279 (11.49%)
Third preferences offered: 68 (2.8%)
Directed to nearest school with available places: 106 (4.36%)
Last year’s figures (2015-16) were:
Total preferences 2,411
First preferences offered: 1,957 (81.17%)
Second preferences offered: 267 (11.07%)
Third preferences offered: 86 (4.19%)
Directed to nearest school with available places: 101 (4.19%)
As in previous years, any pupils who were not offered a catchment area school (or a higher preference) either applied late or didn’t express a preference for their catchment school or both schools if they live in a dual catchment area.
The pupils involved have been offered places at the nearest schools to their home address that had spare spaces.