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Record number get their preferred school choice
8:04am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
Education bosses say that a record number of parents have been given their preferred choice.
Hampshire County Council is reporting 96 per cent getting their first preferred choice, compared to 95.2 per cent of children last year, and 99.5 per cent of children will be going to one of their chosen schools.
Southampton City Council is reporting that 91.6 per cent got their first preference, an increase of three per cent, while 98.1 per cent got a place at one of the schools they chose.
County education chief Cllr Roy Perry said: “I am delighted to see that an overwhelming majority of Hampshire children have been able to get into a secondary school of their choice this year. 99.5 per cent is a very high success rate indeed when compared with rates elsewhere and is an improvement on last year’s figure.”