Most Warrington children got first choice high school place

Warrington Guardian: Most Warrington children got first choice high school place Most Warrington children got first choice high school place

THE majority of high school starters secured their first choice school in Warrington, eclipsing the national average, new figures have revealed.

Almost 96 per cent of pupils in the town were allocated a place at their preferred school for this year’s September intake.

A total of 95.7 per cent of applicants were handed their first choice, three per cent at their second and 0.8 per cent at their third.

Only 0.5 per cent of pupils were forced to accept an offer from an unwanted school.

Nationally, around one in seven pupils - 14.8 per cent - missed out on their first preference secondary school for September.

Sarah Callaghan, operational director for children and young people’s services at the council, said: “The fact that almost 96 per cent of applicants were offered their first preference for secondary school and almost 100 per cent were offered one of their preferences is a fantastic achievement.

“We will continue to ensure there are sufficient school places available to meet demand which will enable Warrington to be in a good position again next year.”

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1:06pm Tue 8 Jul 14

richiepooh says...

Hardly surprising...warring
ton only has about 4 high schools left!!!
its not like theres a lot of choice.

for example if you lived north warrington (say longford) in the 70s you could choose from Orford,Bewsey, English Martyrs, Beamont and Padgate,plus at a stretch woolston...

now within walking distance you can choose....erm...Will
iam Beamont...or whatever it calls itself nowadays, all the rest have been knocked down, sold on as housing
Hardly surprising...warring ton only has about 4 high schools left!!! its not like theres a lot of choice. for example if you lived north warrington (say longford) in the 70s you could choose from Orford,Bewsey, English Martyrs, Beamont and Padgate,plus at a stretch woolston... now within walking distance you can choose....erm...Will iam Beamont...or whatever it calls itself nowadays, all the rest have been knocked down, sold on as housing richiepooh
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4:48pm Tue 8 Jul 14

MikeJT says...

It is not clear from the statistics released how much of this wonderful news is due to parent adopting a "well, we have no chance getting into A, and B is better than C so lets put down B as our first choice"

Also how many pupils got their second/third choice at a school ahead of a pupil who missed out on it as a first choice?
It is not clear from the statistics released how much of this wonderful news is due to parent adopting a "well, we have no chance getting into A, and B is better than C so lets put down B as our first choice" Also how many pupils got their second/third choice at a school ahead of a pupil who missed out on it as a first choice? MikeJT
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