Large majority of Oxfordshire parents and children offered first choice primary school places

A large majority of Oxfordshire parents and children have been offered their first choice for primary school places

By Matt Elofson
Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:23 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:24 pm
Large majority of Oxfordshire parents and children offered first choice primary school places (Image from Oxfordshire County Council)
Large majority of Oxfordshire parents and children offered first choice primary school places (Image from Oxfordshire County Council)

A total of 93.09 per cent (6,409) of applications have been awarded their first choice for starting infant or primary school in Oxfordshire.

Last year’s figure was 90.60 per cent, meaning a higher proportion of parents and children across the county have been offered their first choice of primary school for 2021/22.

A total of 98.86 per cent (6,806) have been offered one of the four choices they listed on their application.

Kevin Gordon, Oxfordshire County Council’s director of children services, said: “Our school admissions team has done an excellent job in ensuring that so many parents and children have been offered their first choice. I am grateful to the team for all its hard work. Our aim as a council is to give every child a good start in life and our school admissions team play an essential part in that year in, year out.”