16% miss out on their first choice of Wilmslow High School

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Parents of Cheshire East school children received confirmation of the allocation of secondary school places earlier this month.

The Council worked with local schools to offer preference places to 96.5 per cent of Cheshire East residents with 90 per cent offered their first preference of secondary school, compared to 94 per cent last year.

The majority of parents of Cheshire East school children got their first choice of secondary school place. Cheshire East Council worked with the local schools to offer preference places to 97 per cent (an increase from 96.5 per cent in 2019) of Cheshire East residents with 91.6 per cent (compared to 90 per cent in 2019) being offered their first preference of secondary school.
However, figures obtained via a Freedom of Information Request showed that of the total number who requested Wilmslow High School as their first choice only 84% were successful, with 63 students losing out.
Wilmslow High School had 345 places to allocate for the academic year beginning September 2019, but the total number of applications for places at the school was 576.

Of the 345 places allocated, 334 went to those who made Wilmslow High their first choice.

A total of 80 second preference requests were made for the school and 65 third choice requests.

The school borders other local authorities and in total there were 72 applications from people living outside of Cheshire East.

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