Primary School placements for September 2019 announced

16/04/2019, PR-9036


Almost 4,000 children will be starting Primary School this September and all of them have been allocated a place.

In the Wakefield district, 91.64% of children have been offered a place at their parents' first preferred school of choice for a place in September 2019.

The number of applications received this year was 3,981 as compared to 4,059 last year.

Beate Wagner, Wakefield Council's Corporate Director for Children and Young People, said: "It's an exciting time for parents to see their children going to Primary School. I am so pleased that we have been able to place everyone who applied and I wish them and their children the very best on their new and exciting journey."

The table below shows the number of preferences met for reception year places for September 2019:

 1st preference2nd preference3rd preference4th preference5th preferencePreferences not met and a place allocated at alternative schoolTotal applications
No. of applications3,64816729551273,981
% of preferences met91.64%4.19%0.72%0.13%0.13%3.19% 


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