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Thousands of children families found out today if their child had been awarded a place at their preferred primary school.
While many did get what they wanted, some did miss out.
Number of children awarded place at first choice school:
- Bath and North East Somerset: 93.97%
- Wiltshire: 92%
- Somerset County: 90.68%
- South Gloucestershire: 89.36%
- North Somerset: 88.31%
- Bristol: 87%
Bath and North East Somerset Council also topped the table for offering pupils a place at one of three preferred schools.
Number of children awarded place at one of three preferred schools:
- Bath and North East Somerset: 98.69%
- Wiltshire: 98%
- North Somerset: 97.28%
- South Gloucestershire: 97.26%
- Somerset County: 96.68%
- Bristol: 96%
Anxious families across Bristol are today receiving offers of much sought after primary school places.
The city has seen one of the biggest increases in the school population anywhere in the country and recently secured £34m to fund its school expansion programme for the next two years.
This year, 96% of offers will be for a place at a preferred school, an increase from 95% last year.213 families, will be offered a school they didn't select which could be a long distance from their home.
213 families in Bristol have failed to secure a primary school place of their choice.
More than 5,300 applications will receive an offer from the city council this morning. 96% have secured one of their three choices, 67% of them their first.
Bristol has seen one of the biggest increases in the school population anywhere in the country.