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Nine out of ten families in B&NES offered their first choice of secondary school

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Families across Bath and North East Somerset have found out today which secondary school their child will be starting at in September with more than 90% having been offered their first choice.

Of the 1,878 applications received by Bath & North East Somerset Council for admission into the 2024/2025 academic year, 1,818 children or 96.8% received one of their overall preferences.

A first preference school place was offered to 1,692 pupils (90.1%) with 99 offered a place at their second preference school. Twenty-seven children received an offer for their third preference and none were offered fourth or fifth preferences.

Sixty children have not been offered a place at any of their preferences and have instead been offered a place at their next nearest school with a place available, which is known as a referral.

All Bath and North East Somerset pupils who made an on-time application have been offered a place.

Councillor Paul May, cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “It’s fantastic to see that, once again, we have been able to offer so many pupils their preferred secondary school place. I hope those embarking on this exciting next step in their education journey enjoy the last few months at primary school before their next adventure.”

Find out more about school admissions in B&NES.


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