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Secondary school places allocated in North Northamptonshire

Schools and education

02 March 2023

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A total of 4,225 secondary school places have been allocated to pupils across North Northamptonshire.

More people than ever before make their applications online – now at 99% and up from 98.8% in 2022.

95.2% of applicants have been allocated one of their preferred schools – the same percentage to the number of children getting a place at a preference school in 2022.

80.05% of applicants – 3,382 children – have been allocated a place at their first preference – a slightly lower percentage than last year (81.7 % in 2022).

12.1% of applicants have been allocated a place at their second preference (10.2% in 2022), while 3.05% have been allocated a place at their third preference (3.3% in 2022).

Families who applied for their secondary school place online and within the deadline are able to check their offer online.

I’m delighted that we are seeing consistency in the number of children being allocated one of their preferred schools.

Meanwhile, we continue to work hard to create additional school places across North Northamptonshire to meet the demand caused by our growing population. 

New schools are being built and we are expanding existing sites across the area.
Cllr Scott Edwards, North Northamptonshire Council’s executive member for Children, Families, Education and Skills
I wish all the children well as they embark on this next stage of their education.

Supporting children in their education is a priority for the council and moving up to secondary school is a big step on this journey.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Any parent has the right to appeal (through the independent appeals process) against refusal of a place at any school for which they have applied.

The next round of secondary school place allocations (for late applicants) will take place in April.

Primary school allocations will be announced on Monday, April 17.