98% get their top three primary choice

2019 figures for Hampshire released today.

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More than 98 per cent of Hampshire families (not including Portsmouth and Southampton) applying for school places for Year R (reception year) and Year 3 (at a junior school) have been successful in obtaining one of their top three choices for September 2019.

The figures, released today, show that of the 14,585 Year R applications received from Hampshire residents, 98.4 per cent (14,350) have been offered a place at one of their three school choices. For Year 3 admissions, there was a 98.7 per cent success rate (7,777 out of 7,883).

For Year R admissions, 92.1 per cent (13,444) have been offered their top choice of school, rising to 97.1 per cent (7,656) for Year 3 admissions.

A Hampshire County Council spokesperson said:

“As anticipated, there has been particularly high demand in some areas this year. We have worked with schools to increase their capacity, including a planned programme of school expansions. This has ensured that every Hampshire child has a school place, with the vast majority of children attending their local school.”