More families than ever have been offered their first choice of primary school in Reading.
A total of 1,673 families were offered their first choice place for primary schools, but an increase in applications means the allocations is slightly down from last year.
There has been an on-going and significant increase in the population of primary school children in Reading since 2012 and every family who applied has been offered a place.
The Council is meeting this increased demand with a £64 million investment in 13 primary schools across Reading.
The first new places are available from this September, along with some one-off additional classes and the new Heights Primary School in Caversham.
– Kevin McDaniel, Head of Education
It has once again been a challenging year to cater for the continuing increased demand for school places in Reading. The increase in applications this year was widely predicted and justifies the significant investment the Council is making in expanding primary schools across Reading. This is the first year where some of those permanent expansions have fed directly into the primary school application process and it is reassuring that the investment programme is beginning to have a positive effect."