98 per cent of children offered place at preferred secondary schools

Pupils sitting an exam.

Pupils sitting an exam.

Virtually all children in Doncaster have been offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools.

It comes on National Announcement day – when local authorities across the country tell parents/guardians and the Department for Education the outcomes of the 2014/15 school admissions process.

98 per cent of children (2724) across Doncaster have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools, maintaining the level from last year. 96 per cent have received a place at their first preferred school (2647).

Out of almost three thousand applications just 32 children did not receive one of their preferred schools. All of these children have been offered a place at their local school. Parents who have been refused places have been offered the right to an independent appeal. The council is also happy to work with families to identify where alternative places are available.

Eleanor Brazil Director of the Children and Young People’s Service at Doncaster Council, said: “I am extremely pleased today’s statistics represent a sustained performance on last year and is testament of our ongoing commitment in trying to ensure as many children as possible start the next academic year at one of their preferred schools.”




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