A large majority of parents and children across Oxfordshire have been offered their first choice of secondary school for 2023/24, according to Oxfordshire County Council.
A total of 86.69 per cent (6,172) of parents and carers who made an application have been awarded their first choice. In total, 96.36 per cent (6,861) of applicants have been offered one of the four choices they listed.
Between now and the start of the next school year, there are likely to be some children who do not take up their offered place, and so more families will be offered a higher-choice school before the end of the term.
Councillor Liz Brighouse, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Youth Services, said: Our school admissions team and pupil place planners have 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 its hard work. Our aim as a council is to give every child a good start in life, and our school admissions team certainly play its part in that year in, year out.”
This year’s national figures will not be published until later in the year.