Nearly 90% of pupils in Brighton & Hove applying for primary school places for September 2017 have been offered their first preference school.
This year’s figure of 89.98% first preferences (2,382 pupils) is up by more than two percentage points from last year’s figure of 87.9% (2,470 pupils).
The year on year comparison is:
|First preferences allocated||2,382 pupils or 89.98%||2,470 pupils or 87.9%|
|Second preferences allocated||177 pupils or 6.6%||197 pupils or 7%|
|Third preferences allocated||43 pupils or 1.6%||67 pupils or 2.4%|
|Direction (= no preference met)||45 (1.7%) pupils||75 (2.4%) pupils|
The total number of applications this year was 2,647, compared to 2,809 last year.
More than 98% of parents were offered one of their preferred schools. In line with the council’s published arrangements, those who were not offered a place at one of their preferred schools were offered places at the nearest school to their home address that had places available.