More than 80 per cent get first choice for secondary school in Northants

More pupils have got into their first choice school than last year
More pupils have got into their first choice school than last year
  • Increase of two per cent on last year
  • Three per cent of families got none of their three preferred choices
  • More than 90 per cent of families can check allocation online

More than 7,000 children due to start secondary school in September will find out today (Monday) where they have been allocated a school place.

There were more than 7,200 applications for a secondary school place in Northamptonshire and 84 per cent of children have been allocated a place at their first preference school – an increase of two per cent compared with last year.

Northamptonshire County Council will post letters today telling parents which school they have been offered, while the 94 per cent of families who applied online can check their offer on the council’s website today.

Cllr Matthew Golby, county council cabinet member for learning, skills and education, said: “Our school admissions team works hard to ensure that children are allocated a place at one of their preferred schools and I’m delighted that an increasing number of families have been offered a place at their first choice school.

“Any families who are unhappy with the place they have been allocated can appeal through the independent appeals process.”

Only three per cent of families did not get a place at any of their three preferred secondary schools.

Families who applied for a secondary school place online can find out their allocation by visiting