Wokingham Borough Council has revealed this week (18 April) that 89 per cent of children whose parents applied for a primary school place will get a place at their first preference school.
The borough council received more than two thousand applications (2,067) for places for this coming September. More than 98 per cent have got one of their three preferences, and every child whose application was made on time has a place at primary school.
Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, executive member for children’s services, said: "School places are allocated fairly and objectively, and each application is considered using the criteria agreed for that school.
"We are rightly committed to high standards of teaching and learning in all our schools across the Wokingham Borough, so parents should be reassured their children, who will be starting their education this September, will receive a good education that will enable them to acquire the skills to succeed in life."