North Yorkshire maintains high score with school places

Nearly nine out of ten parents in North Yorkshire (89 per cent) secured their first secondary school preference for their child, continuing the high percentages of recent years.

Students in secondary school in North Yorkshire.

This year's cohort of North Yorkshire pupils transferring to secondary school was 6,105.

As many as 95 per cent of all North Yorkshire children that requested a school place have received an offer from one of their top three preferences of secondary school.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire's executive member for schools, said: "It is good news that once again so many of our families have gained the first preference from their choice of schools.

"As a local authority, we work with schools across the county to make sure all of them deliver the highest standards of education, so families who are not given first preferences will nevertheless be increasingly able to send their children to good schools."

This story was published 1 March 2017