Success for secondary school placements

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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ALMOST every child who has applied for a place at a secondary school this September has been allocated a place at their preferred school.

Doncaster Council have revealed 99 per cent of children were successful in getting in at one of their top three choices for schools as part of the 2012/13 admissions process.

Of these, 96 percent have received a place at their first choice school.

More than 3,000 pupils went through the application and only 31 children did not receive one of their preferred schools.

These children have been offered a place at their nearest school and parents who have been refused places have been offered the right to an independent appeal.

The Council has offered to work with families to identify where alternative places are available.

Doncaster Council’s Director of the Children and Young People’s Service, Chris Pratt, said: “Our figures reflect the hard work of our Admissions and Pupil Services Team 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.”