93 per cent of applicants granted first choice reception

Reception class at St Mark's Primary School holding a medieval day with pupils and staff dressed as

Reception class at St Mark's Primary School holding a medieval day with pupils and staff dressed as knights and princesses. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

North Somerset Council confirmed the choices on April 16.

Close to 93 per cent of school reception applicants were offered their first choice preference, North Somerset Council has confirmed.

Furthermore, 98.4 per cent were offered one of their three preferred schools.

Councillor Catherine Gibbons said: “I’m very pleased that such a high percentage of on-time applicants have been allocated their first preference school.”

Overall, just 36 applicants did not receive an offer from their selected choices, 18 of whom selected just one preference.


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Cllr Gibbons added: “We always encourage applicants to use all of their three preference opportunities when making their choices.

“All applicants have been offered a preferred school or, for the remaining 36, their next nearest school with a space.”

Information on the schools can be found online www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/schools-learning/admissions

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