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Schools: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 219712, tabled on 5 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children secured a place at their top choice school in (a) England, (b) Kent and (c) Medway in the most recent year for which information is available.

Answered on

8 January 2015

Data on the proportion of children that were made an offer of their first choice school for England was published on 24 June 2014 as part of the Statistical First Release ‘Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2014’, at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications

The latest data is for entry into school in September 2014.

The figures for England and the local authorities of Kent and Medway are given below.

Proportion of applicants (%) who received their first choice

primary or secondary school place, September 2014 entry

Primary

Secondary

2014

England

87.7

85.2

Kent

84.9

83.6

Medway

85.6

81.2

Based on offers made on respective national offer days