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98% of West Berkshire children offered one of preferred Primary schools

2020 - 98% of school places allocated

98% of West Berkshire's children were offered a place at one of their preferred Primary schools yesterday (16 April).

This means that from the 1,749 applications for primary school admissions received by West Berkshire Council this year, 1,710 children were offered a place at one of their three preferred schools with 89% of those receiving their first choice.

Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire's Executive Councillor for Education, Children and Young People, said:

"I'm really pleased that so many children in West Berkshire will have a place in their chosen school. Every year we work hard to match the spaces available to the choices of parents and children and yet again we have achieved a high level of success. I wish all the children the very best start in their new schools."

This year, most parents again chose to apply online with the majority of applications completed through the West Berkshire Council website.

While the vast majority of children are given a preferred place in West Berkshire each year, there is an appeals process for those who are not.

Find out more about the Primary school application process, including waiting lists for first preference schools and how to appeal an offer at www.westberks.gov.uk/schools.