of Somerset children secure their first choice primary schools
announced this week by Somerset County Council show that nearly
91 per cent of children have secured their first choice primary
school for the next academic year an increase on last year.
September 2013, 90.68 per cent of children have received their
first choice primary school and 96.68 per cent of children were
given at least one of their top three choices.
The results also reveal that 364 more students applied for primary
school places this year. 5,776 applications were received for
2013, up from 5,412 the previous year.
Ridge, who is responsible for school admissions, said: "It
is great news that in the majority of cases we have been able
to meet parents and carers preferences, despite an increase
in applications overall."
have invested in a number of new classrooms around the county
to meet the forecast increase in pupil numbers."