The allocation of Isle of Wight primary school places has been announced today (Tuesday), with 97% of Island parents gaining a school of their choice.
A total of 1,305 applications were received by the Council, with 93% of applications gaining their first choice. 3% of applications were allocated the second choice and just 0.5% allocated the third choice.
No children are without a place; 20 were not offered a preferred school but instead were allocated a place at the nearest school with places available (1.5% per cent).
Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted 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.”