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Secondary Education: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of children in the UK applying for a secondary school place who were accepted by their first choice every year since 2010.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

​The proportion of children who applied through the coordinated admissions process for a place at secondary school, and were made an offer of their first choice school, is provided in the table below for entry into the academic years 2010/11 to 2018/19.

Entry into academic year

Proportion made 1st preference offer

2010/11

83.2%

2011/12

84.6%

2012/13

85.3%

2013/14

86.7%

2014/15

85.2%

2015/16

84.2%

2016/17

84.1%

2017/18

83.5%

2018/19

82.1%

Secondary application and offer data are currently being collected and are scheduled to be published, alongside primary level data, in June 2019.

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