Most Isle Of Wight Parents Win Primary School Place Of Their Choice

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Isle of Wight Council says 24 children on the Isle of Wight have not received a place at a primary school of their choice ahead of the September term, while 97 per cent of Island parents have been allocated a preferred school.

In all, 1237 applied for a place at primary school, according to the local authority.

Of those, 93.04 per cent won their first choice (1162 children), 47 children (3.80 per cent) got their second choice and 5 children (0.4 per cent) won a place at their third choice.

The remaining children were allocated a place at the nearest school with space.

Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“We’re really pleased 97 per cent of parents gained a school of their choice.

“We wish all our youngsters starting primary school in September all the very best.”

Isle of Wight Council says numbers are rounded and exclude late applications and certain pupils with extra needs.