East Riding families learn of infant and primary school places for September 2022
East Riding parents and carers of children due to start infant, junior and primary schools in September 2022 have today been informed which school their child has been allocated.
Letters and emails advising families and carers of the outcome of their applications for places have been sent out on National Offer Day - Tuesday, 19 April 2022.
26 of the 118 primary and infant schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire are over-subscribed - that is they received more applications for places than the number of places available. A further six schools have filled all available places.
2,876 parents or carers living in the East Riding applied for a place in the reception year at either an infant or primary school, with 95.9 per cent (2,759, down 1.6% on 2021) being allocated their first preference school and 98.9 per cent (2,844, down 0.6% on 2021) being allocated a place at one of their three preferences.
Only 32 children or 1.1% of children could not be allocated a place at a school their parents or carers named as a preference.
While 21 children have been allocated a place by the local authority at their local catchment school and a further 11 have been allocated at the next nearest school with an available place.
44 East Riding children will attend primary and infant schools in other local authority areas while 174 children resident in other local authority areas will be travelling to East Riding schools.
All 419 East Riding residents who applied for their children to start Year 3 at a junior school have been allocated places at the school named as their first preference.
Deborah Myers, head of children and young people, education and schools at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "I am delighted, that despite the challenges faced as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the council is once again able to announce the allocated school for all our children due to start school in September 2022, on National Offer Day, in line with the Government's published deadline.
"We know that the allocation of school places is an important decision for families and it is excellent news that 99% of parents and carers have secured one of their three preference schools for their children