89% children get school place in Oxford

Nearly 90% of children of children in Oxford have been offered a place at their first choice of school.

This is despite a large increase in the number of applications received by the council - with an extra 209 children attaining first preference places compared with 2013.

Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Families Melinda Tilley said: “We are pleased to be able to offer first-preference places to the overwhelming majority of children.

"Oxfordshire has a strong record in this respect and compares favourably with other parts of the country, but like many other areas we are expecting the school age population to continue to rise in the coming years."

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Parents and children to find out their primary school places

Parents are finding out today if their children have been given their first choice of primary school.