Rise In Isle Of Wight Pupils Who Failed To Get Any Preferred Primary School

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95.7% of Island parents have won their first choice primary school place this year (2017) ahead of the new term in September, according to figures released by the Isle of Wight Council.

That is a rise of 1% compared to 2016.

However, there has also been a rise in the number of children who were not offered a place at any favoured primary school.

Although no four or five year old is without a place at primary for September, 13 children will not be going to the one they want and there was no-one in that position last year.

Meanwhile, 3% gained their second choice place and 0.2% got their third choice place.

The numbers do not include late applications, statemented children, those with an education and health care plan and figures have been rounded-up, says the Isle of Wight Council.

Earlier this year, as Isle of Wight Radio reported, we learned how secondary school places were allocated.