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Over 90% of applicants given secondary school places in Cumbria

93.5% of 4,795 applicants were given a place in their first preference school. Photo: PA

New figures revealed today by Cumbria County Council show that nearly all students who applied for a place in a secondary school in Cumbria were accepted.

93.5% of 4,795 applicants for a September 2017 start were given a place in their first preference school.

Cumbria County Council's Cabinet Member for schools and learning said the result is "great" news:

Young people in Cumbria are more likely to get a place at the secondary they want than most other places in the country. That will be a great comfort to the majority of parents here.

– Councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson

The council says late applications are still set to be processed by the end of this month.