Cambs Secondary School Places

1 March 2011, 06:00 | Updated: 8 March 2011, 11:37

Heart’s been told that around nine in every ten school-children in Cambridgeshire have been offered a place at first choice secondary school.

Today's the day mums and dads find out where their sons and daughters will study after primary school and six per cent won’t be given one of their top three choices.

The most over subscribed secondary was one in Cambridge city centre, which had 185 applications for 120 places.

In Peterborough, the city council's admissions team received 2,125 secondary school applications, which included 32 made past the deadline.

It works out at around 8 in every ten primary-school leavers in the city being offered their first choice.

Peterborough Councillor John Holdich, who is the cabinet member for education, skills and university, said: "We aim to offer as many parents as possible one of their three preferred secondary schools.

Year-on-year we are offering more parents a place for their child at one of their three preferred schools which is great news.

It is important that children are happy at their secondary school so that they can go on to reach their full potential and enjoy the best possible start in life."

Parents who are unhappy with the school place they have been offered can appeal against the decision.