More than 90 per cent of parents in North Yorkshire (90.25 per cent) secured their first secondary school preference for their child, continuing the high percentages of recent years and beating last year’s figure of 89 per cent.
This year’s cohort of North Yorkshire pupils transferring to secondary school was 5,922.
Of all North Yorkshire children who requested a school place, just over 95 per cent have received an offer from one of their top three preferences of secondary school.
County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools, said: “Once again so many of our families have gained the first preference from their choice of schools, which is great news.
“We work with schools across the county to ensure they deliver the highest standards of education, so families who do not gain first preferences will increasingly be able to send their children to good schools.”