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89% get first choice primary school for September

Published Tuesday, 16th April 2019

School Admissions text with a piles of books

89% of Southend-on-Sea children will start primary school in September 2019 at their first choice primary school, and 97% at one of their top three preferences.

The data on primary school allocations has been announced by the Council as part of ‘national offer day’, with parents and children finding out what school their children will be starting in September.

Out of 1966 applications, 1754 (89%) received an offer for their first preference, 136 (7%) their second preference, and 24 (1%) an offer for their third choice. Fifty-two (3%) received an alternative offer.

Brin Martin, Director of Learning at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that 89% of local primary school children will be attending their first choice primary school come September, with 97% gaining entry to one of their top three choices.

“I am conscious that there are a small number of disappointed families who did not receive any of their top three choices and I would encourage parents who find themselves in this position to contact the admissions team at the Council. The Council remains committed to supporting and continually improving all of our schools across the Borough which will help to ensure that there are sufficient places offering good quality and choice to local parents and carers.”

Primary School Admissions - Southend-on-Sea Borough

 

 

2017-2019

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

1 - Number of Pupils who applied for a primary school place.

1966

 

2 - Number of Pupils offered their first choice on the application form.

1754

89%

3 - Number of pupils offered their second choice on the application form.

136

7%

4 - Number of pupils offered their third choice on the application form.

24

1%

5 - Number of pupils offered a place that was not on their application form.

52

3%

Percentage of pupils offered one of their 3 preferences

1914

97%

Number of on-line applications

1769

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

1 - Number of Pupils who applied for a primary school place.

2147

 

2 - Number of Pupils offered their first choice on the application form.

1914

89%

3 - Number of pupils offered their second choice on the application form.

141

7%

4 - Number of pupils offered their third choice on the application form.

26

1%

5 - Number of pupils offered a place that was not on their application form.

64

3%

Percentage of pupils offered one of their 3 preferences

 

97%

Number of on-line applications

1850

86%

 

 

 

2017

 

 

1 - Number of Pupils who applied for a primary school place.

2085

 

2 - Number of Pupils offered their first choice on the application form.

1893

91%

3 - Number of pupils offered their second choice on the application form.

134

6%

4 - Number of pupils offered their third choice on the application form.

25

1%

5 - Number of pupils offered a place that was not on their application form.

33

2%

Percentage of pupils offered one of their 3 preferences

 

98%

Number of on-line applications

1820