Large majority of Oxfordshire parents and children offered first choice secondary for 2024/25

A total of 88.24 per cent (6,492) of applicants have been awarded their first choice of secondary school in Oxfordshire for 2024/25, slightly higher than last year (87.05 per cent, 6,415 applicants).  

A total of 97.16 per cent (7,074) have been offered one of the four choices they listed on their application.

This year there are 7,354 Oxfordshire children who need secondary school places for September 2024, eight less than last year.

Councillor John Howson, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Young People’s Services, said: “We aim to give all children the best start in life and educational and learning opportunities are fundamental to this.

“It’s a big step moving from primary to secondary schools, often from a small school to a very much larger setting. So, I’m delighted that we have been able to offer the majority of applicants their first choice of school.”

This year’s national figures will not be published until later in the year.


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