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Majority of Oxfordshire children offered first choice secondary school place for 2022/23

Majority of Oxfordshire children offered first choice secondary school place for 2022/23
Majority of Oxfordshire children offered first choice secondary school place for 2022/23

Parents and children across Oxfordshire have been offered their first choice of secondary school place for 2022/23 in the vast majority of cases.

A total of 88.27 per cent (6,606) of applications have been awarded their first choice.

A total of 96.42 per cent (7,216) have been offered one of the four choices they listed on their application.

This year’s national figures will not be published until later in the year:

In previous years, Oxfordshire County Council offered the first choice of secondary school to parents and children as follows:

  • 2015/16: 84.2 per cent
  • 2016/17: 84.1 per cent
  • 2017/18: 83.5 per cent
  • 2018/19: 82.1 per cent
  • 2019/20: 80.9 per cent
  • 2020/21: 89.99 per cent

Commentary

“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 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.”

—Councillor Liz Brighouse, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Youth Services

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