16 April 2019

School admissions joy for parents

More than 91% of parents in Brighton & Hove whose children start school this September have been offered a place at their first preference primary or infant school.

And nearly all parents (99.4%) have been offered one of the three schools they expressed a preference for – the highest percentage ever in the city. The year on year figures are:

  2018   2019
First preferences 2,333 pupils (89.4%) 2,339 pupils (91.3%)
Second preferences 197 pupils (7.55%) 174 pupils (6.8%)
Third preferences 39 pupils (1.49%) 33 pupils (1.3%)
No preference offered   40 pupils (1.5%) 15 pupils (0.6%)
Total applications  2,609  2,561

 

Out of 2,561 applications, only 15 were not offered one of their preferences. 

These parents were offered places at the nearest school to their home address that had places available.