40 children miss out on parents school choices

Chris Pratt, the director of DMBC's Children and Young Person's Service. Picture: Liz Mockler D8089LM

Chris Pratt, the director of DMBC's Children and Young Person's Service. Picture: Liz Mockler D8089LM

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Only three per cent of Doncaster’s school children missed out on a place at their first choice primary schools, according to new figures.

Doncaster Council education bosses say 97 per cent of children across the borough have received a place at their first choice preferred school.

The figures apply to pupils starting this year.

They also revealed 99 per cent of children across the borough have been offered a place at one of their preferred primary schools, the same figure as last year.

Parents are allowed to put several schools on their list of preferred schools, in addition to a first choice selection

Out of almost 3,300 applications, 40 children missed out on any of their preferred schools.

Over three quarters of these children have been offered a place at their local school.

Education bosses at the authority are pleased with the figures.

Chris Pratt, the director of the council’s children and young people’s service, said: “Once again we have maintained an excellent record in ensuring as many children as possible start the next academic year at one of their preferred schools.

“I hope this year’s results deliver good news to thousands of families across the borough.”

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