91% of Somerset children got their parents' first choice school

Find out how many children secured parents' first choice primary school

Find out how many children secured parents' first choice primary school

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MORE than 91% of children in Somerset have secured their parents’ first choice primary school for the next academic year - an increase on previous years.

Figures revealed by Somerset County Council show for September 2014, 91.45% of 5,755 children received their parents’ first choice primary school and 97.12% of children were given one of their top three choices.

This is an improvement on last year, where 90.68% of children received their first choice, and 96.68% were given one of their top three choices.

Cllr Frances Nicholson, Somerset County Council Cabinet member for Children and Families, said: “It is great news that in almost all cases we have been able to meet parents and carers’ preferences.

“This year is an improvement on last year and that was an improvement on the year before, even though the task gets ever more challenging.

“For those children who haven't got one of their top three choices, we will work with the families to make sure we meet that child’s educational needs.”

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3:05pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Emmabarry says...

We did not get are choice of schools for are daughter which was st Mary's as we never chose a second or a third choice they offered us bridgwater collage academy which is no where near where we live as we live in new town area why offer us a school that is over the other side of town when there is four other schools closer to us than that I think it's so wrong it's a hard as it is to choice a school for are little ones to go to as it is only for them to deside which ones for you I am one very un happy parent along with many others I have heard from this morning and there is nothing we can do about it till Tuesday as there is no one in the office till then .
We did not get are choice of schools for are daughter which was st Mary's as we never chose a second or a third choice they offered us bridgwater collage academy which is no where near where we live as we live in new town area why offer us a school that is over the other side of town when there is four other schools closer to us than that I think it's so wrong it's a hard as it is to choice a school for are little ones to go to as it is only for them to deside which ones for you I am one very un happy parent along with many others I have heard from this morning and there is nothing we can do about it till Tuesday as there is no one in the office till then . Emmabarry
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8:52am Wed 23 Apr 14

artful280 says...

Why did you not choose a 2nd and third choice nearer to your house? Why didn't you go visit the schools when they had their open days to see what they are like? . You cant blame the Council if you didnt read the information supplied and you cant make an effort.
Why did you not choose a 2nd and third choice nearer to your house? Why didn't you go visit the schools when they had their open days to see what they are like? . You cant blame the Council if you didnt read the information supplied and you cant make an effort. artful280
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