Figures released from St Helens Borough Council’s School Admissions Team show that more than 97 per cent of parents and carers have been successful in securing one of their preferred primary schools for their child this September.
A total of 92.63 per cent of applicants were given their first-choice preference – up from 90.67 the previous year. 3.81 per cent were allocated their second, while 1.53 per cent were given their third choice.
Welcoming the figures, Jim Leivers, Director of Children’s Services for St Helens Borough Council, said:
“Every year we work closely with our primary schools to ensure that parents and carers are allocated one of their preferred places for their child as they begin their exciting journey through education, and I’m delighted to see that this is the case for September 2021.
“This past year has been extremely difficult for our children and young people, with many missing out on months of face-to-face teaching – but we remain committed to working with schools, offering any support they need as we look to achieve one of our key priorities of ensuring every young person has the best possible start in life.
“If any parent or guardian has questions about their application, I would ask them to contact the School Admissions Team on 01744 671035 or email email@example.com.”