96 per cent of Slough children to attend one of their top three primary schools

Published: 18 April 2017

Every child who applied for a primary school place in Slough has been successful this year, despite a continued high number of applicants.

A total of 96 per cent of Slough applicants will go to one of their preferred schools in September.

84 per cent of children applying for school places in Slough have been offered their first choice of school.

Children and their families in the borough will discover the outcome of their school place application today – National Offer Day.

Councillor Sabia Hussain, commissioner for education and children’s services, said: “We are delighted that such a high number of children have been offered a place at a school of their choice, with so many being offered their first preference.

“The council is continuing to respond to unprecedented demand for primary school places, investing over £22 million in primary school expansion projects, which will create 840 additional primary school places across the borough.”

This year Slough received 2,402 applications for primary school places compared to 2,397 in 2016.

School admissions information can be found at: http://www.slough.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-admissions.aspx