More children placed at schools of choice this year

MORE children have been given a place at their school of choice through the admissions system this year, Lincolnshire County Council says.

The offer letters for secondary schools have been sent out to parents. Of the 7,348 offers made to county secondary schools, 94.4 per cent of children will receive their first preference school (6,940 children). The council says this is a better result than last year when 92.8 per cent got their first choice of school.

The figure for second preference offers is 4.5 per cent (333), compared to 6.0 per cent in 2011.