Over 92% offered their first choice of primary school


Cheshire East Council has worked with local schools to offer first preference places for more than 92 per cent of primary school applicants this year.

The figure (92.75 per cent) is an increase on last year's figure of 92.18 per cent. In total, 98.5 per cent of Cheshire East residents are being offered a place at a school of their choice for September 2018. This is up by 0.6 per cent on last year.

Councillor Jos Saunders, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for children and families, said: "This is fantastic and yet more great news for parents and pupils about our first-class education provision in the borough.

"To be able to say once again, to such a high proportion of parents, that they have been given their first choice of school for their child, is testament to the high-quality education service we provide in Cheshire East. This is another outstanding achievement by our team, who have once again risen to the challenge and excelled.

"We fully appreciate that access to a school of choice is a very important issue for families and our record demonstrates, once again, that Cheshire East is not only a very desirable place to live and do business, it is also a great place to learn.

"These are excellent figures and good news for parents and children. Cheshire East's schools have a national reputation for excellence, with 91.2 per cent of primary and nursery schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted.

"It is most pleasing to see that 98.5 per cent of applications from Cheshire East residents get a local school of their choice with more than 92 per cent getting their first choice."

Cheshire East Council


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Stephen Maynard
Tuesday 17th April 2018 at 8:24 am
Being one of the 1.5% that didn’t get our first choice and seeing all the planning applications being approved and the 100’s of additional houses being built in and around Henbury and Nether Alderley where no doubt additional families with young children will be encouraged to inhabit it was very clear from sitting in on Appeal Panel in Macclesfield Town Hall that despite encouraging the building of new homes for additional Council Tax Revenue East Cheshire has still not started expanding nor started building any new primary school in Nether Alderley in Preparation for all the many young children moving in - when will they wake up and smell the coffee!!