98.5 per cent of Doncaster children offered place at preferred primary

Doncaster has maintained an excellent record of securing a preferred school place for primary school children, with the vast majority of children offered a place at one of their preferred schools. 

98.5 per cent of children across Doncaster have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools, with 96 per cent of children offered a place at their first choice school. 

Out of over 3000 applications, there were only 51 children who did not receive one of their preferred schools. All of these children have been offered a place at an alternative local school.

The council’s push to encourage the use of online services also continues to achieve success, with 89 per cent of this year’s applications made online on the council’s website.

Director of People, Learning and Opportunities: Children and Young People, Damian Allen, said: “These primary school admission figures will be good news to thousands of families across Doncaster.

“Despite an increasing pupil population we have once again continued with our excellent record in ensuring as many children as possible start the next academic year at one of their preferred schools.”


  • Category: Children, young people & families
Last updated: 19 April 2017 10:00:41