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This will mean 170,000 more children may take the jab in prevention of contracting the flu virus this winter.
In 2016, in the South West, an estimated 50% of children aged between two and eight years old were not given the vaccination.
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A break down of the school figures from all our major councils.
We'll have more as we get them.
North Somerset Council:
- 86% allocated a place at their first preference school, 6.7% their second and 2.8% their third.
- 95.5% received one of their three preferences. (Compared to 94.9% last year.)
- 111 students out of 2,463 applications have not been offered any of their preferences. (Compared to 118 last year.)
Bristol City Council:
- 84% received their first school preference. (Compared to 82% last year.)
- 95.6% received one of their three preferences. (Compared to 94% last year.)
- On-time applications dropped slightly this year to 5,404 down from 5,461 last year.
Gloucester City Council:
- 88% have been offered their first preference (Compared to almost 90% last year.)
- 96% have received one of their three preferred places.
Swindon Borough Council:
- 93% have been offered their first preference. (Compared to 92% last year.)
- 98.1% received one of their three preferences. (Compared to 98% last year.)
Bath and North East Somerset:
- 88% have been offered their first preference.
The number of primary school children being taught in oversized classes of more than 30 in Devon has increased by twenty eight per cent.
According to statistics from the Department of Education, in the South West more than 5,500 five to seven year olds are being taught in classes above the legal limit.
Parents have until the end of the day to apply for primary school places for their children in September.
In Bristol, there are fears that a big rise in the number of children starting school will cause problems but the council says it has had extra funding to provide more places.
Gloucestershire county council says nearly 90 percent got their first choice last year.
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