This year 90.8% of Nottinghamshire children have been offered their parents’ first preference secondary school for this September (2020).
That is 8250 students out of a total of 9088 that applied on time for a school place.
Monday, 2 March – known as National Offer Day – sees parents across the country find out which secondary school their child has been allocated.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s committee chairman for children and young people’s services Councillor Philip Owen said: “As the cohort of children needing a place at secondary school continues to rise, we are particularly pleased that the number of Nottinghamshire residents securing a place at their first preference school remains above 90%.”
And nearly 97% of residents living across the county have been offered one of their four preferred secondary schools.
“We are also delighted that so many parents have secured places for their children at one of their preferred schools, “added Councillor Owen.
“We’re, of course, determined to keep improving on these figures in years to come. This includes continuing to stress to parents how vital it is to use all four of their preferences on their application rather than only making one.
“However, this year, and against all our advice, over 43% of Nottinghamshire parents relied on putting down just one preference on their application to secure a school place which, in some cases, will have limited their options.”