Children assigned primary school places during national offer day

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 April 2017

Some education services could be outsourced.

Some education services could be outsourced.


Youngsters from across North Somerset found out which of the district’s reception classes they will be joining this September during national offer day.

A total of 2,345 applications were made for reception places in North Somerset and 2,182 children got into their first choice, 93.1 per cent of all applicants.

One hundred young people were accepted into their second choice school and 28 into their third.

The remaining 35 applicants, who did not make it into any of their preferred schools, were offered a space at their next nearest school.

This year saw a fall in the number of children looking for spaces in reception, but there was a rise in the number of first choices met.

Overall, 98.55 per cent of the children who applied were offered a space at their three preferred schools, which is a 
two per cent improvement from last year.

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