91.5 per cent of York pupils get their first choice of secondary school

Secondary school admission figures for entry in September 2019 have been published and City of York Council is pleased to announce that 91.5 per cent of York pupils have got their first preference.

The percentage of pupils allocated their first choice this year is 91.5 per cent having fallen slightly from last year’s 92.3 per cent; 97.6 per cent of children have been allocated one of their first three preferences, compared to 98.0 per cent last year.

The number of online applications for secondary school places has continued to increase and this year, 97.8 per cent applied online, that’s 0.8 per cent more than in 2018.

Parents who applied online will be notified of their child’s place by email at 10am today, letters are being posted today to parents and those with online accounts can log in to the council’s parent portal at www.york.gov.uk/parentportal.

With 3.9 per cent more pupils entering secondary schools this year than last year apply for their catchment school and were informed which school this was in writing. Some chose not to follow this advice.

This year’s admissions figures, compared with last year’s are outlined below:

 

2018

2019

 

qty

%

qty

%

1st

1740

92.3%

1794

91.5%

2nd

86

4.6%

97

4.9%

3rd

23

1.2%

21

1.1%

4th

4

0.2%

6

0.3%

5th

4

0.2%

6

0.3%

Other

29

1.5%

36

1.8%

Total

1886

100.0%

1960

100.0%

Applied Online

1829

97.0%

1917

97.8%

Besides parents being advised by letter, the Council will be posting advice and timelines offering advice and support throughout these ten days on social media @School_Services .

Any parent whose children may be eligible for free school meals – one of a number of benefits that come with applying for the pupil premium – should apply through their online account at www.york.gov.uk/parentportal.

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