The majority of families in Bath and North East Somerset have been offered their first preference in primary school by the council, with 93% given their first choice.
Bath & North East Somerset Council has offered 93% of pupils who are residents in the area with their first preference school, with 1,690 out of 1,821 receiving their favoured option.
The figures show a rise of 1.5% in first preference offers received by pupils for the academic year 2016/17 area compared to 2015/16.
A further 76 pupils (4%) were offered their second preference, with 19 (1.1%) offered their third preference.
There were 36 (1.9 per cent) Bath and North East Somerset pupils who were not offered a place at any of their preferences and were offered a place at their next nearest school with a place available, which is known as a referral.
Councillor Michael Evans (Conservative, Midsomer Norton North) Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “We know how important the choice of school is to parents and I am really pleased to see that once again we have been able to accommodate the vast majority of families with their first preference school for their child, with most of those who were unsuccessful getting their second choice.
“It is vital that we strike a balance between providing the favoured option for parents while also keeping the class sizes within acceptable limits to ensure that children get the support they need from their teacher.”
The Council also received applications from pupils living in other local authority areas and of the 56 pupils who named a Bath and North East Somerset school as their first preference, 46 received an offer as they have qualified for a place under the School’s published admission criteria.
There were seven offers made to pupils living in other local authority areas who listed a Bath and North East Somerset school as their second preference, with three offered their third preference.
Parents who wish to discuss the offer for their child can contact 01225 394312.