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North Yorkshire stays ahead on school places

This year once again over nine out of ten parents in North Yorkshire( 92.15%) secured their first secondary school preference across the county overall, continuing the high percentages of recent years.

This year’s cohort of 6,587 pupils represents the highest number of pupils transferring to secondary school since 2008.

All North Yorkshire children that requested a school place within the county have received an offer of a place and over 98% of children were accepted into one of their preferred choices of secondary school.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools said: This is good news for North Yorkshire. We are delighted that so many of our families yet again have been able to gain their first preference from their choice of schools.

As a local authority we work with schools across the county to make sure all of them deliver the highest standards of education so that families who are not given first preferences will nevertheless be able to send their children to good schools.

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