Isle children among high percentage granted first choice primary school


More children have gained places in their first choice of primary school for the next academic year in North Lincolnshire than last year,

In total, 94.4 per cent of children, or 1,804 of 1,911 applications, have made it in to the school they would most prefer to attend.

Another 51, or 2.7 per cent of children have been granted their second choice of school and 18, or 0.9 per cent of children have received their third preference.

Coun David Rose, cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “I am delighted that this year we have been able to offer even more children their first choice of school. We do all we can do ensure children are allocated a preference school.

“We have fantastic schools and academies in North Lincolnshire and we work closely with them to address any increasing demand for places. This has resulted in us extending and remodelling schools to ensure there is sufficient room to meet the demand.

“We have recently committed £4.6m for school investment that will make a huge difference for schools in North Lincolnshire.”