Young people secure secondary school places in Leicestershire

Just over 90.5 per cent – that’s just over 7,000 students – have been offered their preferred place

Pupils in a school corridor

The majority of youngsters have secured a place at their first choice of secondary school in Leicestershire.

Figures released today (Wednesday, March 1 – National Offer Day) show that just over 90.5 per cent – that’s just over 7,000 students – have been offered their preferred place when they transfer from primary to secondary this autumn.

Around 5.6 per cent received their second choice and around 1.3 per cent received their third choice.

The figure for securing a place at one of their top three choices stands at around 97.5 per cent. A total of 7,748 applications were received.

We’re very pleased that around nine out of 10 children have secured their first choice of school and the majority of our students will be able attend a secondary school of their choice this autumn.
If parents or carers wish to accept the place, they don’t need to do anything more. However, we also recognise that not every student has secured one of their preferred choices. Those children will have had an offer for their nearest school with places.

The percentage of children securing a first choice or preferred choice of schools is higher than last year.

More information about secondary school place offers is available on our school places web page.


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