Large majority of Oxfordshire parents and children offered first choice secondary for 2023/24

Parents and children across Oxfordshire have been offered their first choice of secondary school for 2023/24 in the vast majority of cases.  

A total of 86.69 per cent (6,172) of parents and carers who made an application have been awarded their first choice. A total of 96.36 per cent (6,861) of applicants have been offered one of the four choices they listed.

Councillor Liz Brighouse, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Youth Services, said: Our school admissions team and pupil place planners have done an excellent job in ensuring that so many parents and children have been offered their first choice.

“I am grateful to the team for its hard work. Our aim as a council is to give every child a good start in life and our school admissions team certainly play its part in that year in, year out.”

Between now and the start of the next school year there are likely to be some children who do not take up their offered place and so more families will be offered a higher choice school before the end of term.

This year’s national figures will not be published until later in the year.


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