NINE in ten youngsters obtained their first alternative of major faculty final yr, new figures have revealed.
As mother and father discover out at present the place their youngsters will begin major faculty in September, knowledge from final yr confirmed that 97.2 per cent of pupils had been awarded considered one of their prime three preferences final yr.
This determine was up on the 96.three per cent supplied considered one of their prime three preferences in 2016.
And the quantity getting their best choice additionally elevated – from 88.four per cent in 2016 to 90 per cent final yr.
However consultants warned that the ratio will range massively throughout the nation.
Ministers stated the rise within the ratio of pupils being awarded their best choice was a results of authorities reforms introduced in since 2010.
Wishing mother and father good luck forward of todayâs nervous information, faculties minister Nick Gibb stated: âThis morning, 1000’s of pupils and their mother and father will discover out which major faculty they are going to be going to this September.
“Because of our reforms and the arduous work of lecturers, tutorial requirements in our major schoolsare rising throughout the nation.
“Our younger readers are among the many greatest on the planet, the proportion of major faculty pupils reaching the anticipated requirements in studying, writing and maths requirements went up eight share factors final yr and the attainment hole between youngsters from wealthier and poorer backgrounds has narrowed by 10.5 per cent since 2011.â
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