Majority of East Riding pupils get first-choice secondary school
The majority of children due to start secondary school in September have secured a place at their first-choice school.
A total of 3,058 applications were made for places, with 3,001 applicants – 98.5 per cent – securing their first-choice school.
East Riding Council says 3,048 – 99.7 per cent – got places at one of their three choices of school.
Results of applications were being posted to parents today.
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Only ten children have been given places at schools for which their parents did not express a preference. Each has been allocated a place at their catchment area school.
Across the East Riding, 86 per cent of pupils will go to their catchment area school.
Beverley Grammar School, Beverley High School and South Hunsley School were oversubscribed, but admissions are 15 per cent lower than ten years ago across the county.
Alison Michalska, director of children, family and adult services, said: "Falling pupil numbers creates problems for schools with so much of their funding based on the numbers on roll.
"At a time when the public sector is facing severe financial pressures and reducing budgets, schools are having to cope with the additional financial challenges caused by falling pupil numbers.
"But it is a credit to them that they are still achieving good standards and provide excellent outcomes for our children."