88% Get Preferred Primary Brighton&Hove

Nearly 88% of Brighton & Hove families applying for reception age school places in September 2016 have been offered their first choice school.

Overall, more than 97% have been allocated one of their preferred schools this year.

The chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Tom Bewick, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer the vast majority of local families their first choice school.


“As a father of three children myself I know just how important school place allocations are for our residents.”


The figures for this year (2016-17) are:


First preferences allocated           2,470 pupils or 87.9%


Second preferences allocated      197 pupils or 7%


Third preferences allocated          67 pupils or 2.4%


Direction (= no preference met)   75 (2.4%) pupils


Total applications                        2809



The figures for last year (2015-6) were:


First preferences allocated           2,509 pupils or 87.8%


Second preferences allocated      172 pupils or 6%


Third preferences allocated          60 pupils or 2.1%


Direction (= no preference met)   117 (4.1%) pupils


Total applications                        2858

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