Primary school admissions revealed

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Thousands of parents learned today (Wednesday, April 16) which primary school their child will be attending in September.

There were 8,830 applications for a primary school place, which is an increase of 3.5 per cent on last year’s figure of 8,531.

Almost 97 per cent (96.8 per cent) of parents received one of their preferences, with 88.5 per cent getting their first preference.

The percentage receiving their first preference is slightly down – by 1.5 per cent - on last year while the actual number of children receiving their first preference has slightly increased on last year’s figure of 7,675.

There has been a slight increase of 1.2 per cent in those not receiving any of their preferences – 3.2 per cent this year compared to two per cent last year (282 this year compared to 206 last year).