Families receive primary school place offers

Fri 19th April 2024
Families Receive Primary School Place Offers

Parents and carers across the East Riding found out which primary school their children will attend in the next academic year, which starts in September.

The proportion of children in the East Riding who have been awarded their first preference of primary or infant school for September 2024 is 96.9 percent – an increase of 0.6 percent from last year. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council received 3,057 applications from parents and carers, and 2,961 (96.9 percent) have received their first choice of school. 3,040 children (99.5 percent) have been allocated a place at one of the three schools named as first, second or third preference – an increase of 0.4 percent from last year. 

Councillor Victoria Aitken, cabinet member for children, families and education, said: "I am really pleased that so many children have been offered places at their chosen school. We work hard to ensure as many families as possible receive their preferred schools.

“I wish all of our children a great start on their learning journey.”

17 children could not be allocated a place at a school their parents or carers named as a preference. 16 children have been allocated a place at their local catchment school, with a further one child having been allocated a place at the next nearest school with an available place.

Similar to previous years, the majority of children living in the East Riding will attend a school in the East Riding (98.5 percent). 171 children living in other local authority areas have been allocated places at schools in the East Riding, with the largest number, 126, coming from Hull.

22 of the 118 primary and infant schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire are oversubscribed – receiving more applications than the number of places available. A further eight schools have filled all available places.

43 East Riding resident children have been allocated places at schools in other local authority areas, including 33 who have been allocated places at schools in Hull.

All 466 East Riding residents who applied for their children to start Year 3 at a junior school have been allocated places at the school named as their first preference.

Just Beverley