NINETY-THREE per cent of parents have been offered their first choice of primary school in Oxfordshire.

The figure was announced by Oxfordshire County Council this morning, the day parents found out what school their child will attend for the 2021/22 academic year.

It represents an increase from the 90 per cent recorded last year.

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Meanwhile, 98 per cent have been offered one of the four choices listed on the application.

Kevin Gordon, the county council’s director of children services, said: “Our school admissions team has done an excellent job in ensuring that so many parents and children have been offered their first choice.

“I am grateful to the team for all its hard work.

“Our aim as a council is to give every child a good start in life and our school admissions team play an essential part in that year in, year out.”