A stack of books.
School books.

Increase in number of Hull school pupils offered their first preference school

Families across the city have received their children’s secondary school place allocation for September.

84% of pupils were offered their first preference of school, up from 81% the year before.

9% of pupils were offered their second preference and 2% their third preference.

This means 95% of pupils in total obtained one of their preferences, an increase on 92% the previous year.

In total, 3,200 children applied for a place at one of Hull’s 12 secondary schools.

Councillor Linda Tock, portfolio holder for Children’s Services at Hull City Council said: “I’m pleased that so many of our city’s pupils will be starting school at their secondary of preference, with more pupils receiving their first choice offer this year than last year.”

83% of secondary schools in Hull are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

All parents and carers have been sent letters on Wednesday 1 March. Parents have until Wednesday 15 March to reply if they do not wish to accept the place. If a parent does not accept a school place offer, they then must tell the council what arrangements they have made for their child’s education from September.

Waste fly-tipped by Richard Brosch of Dee Street, Hull.