Primary school places revealed for Harrogate district

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Primary school allocations were revealed this week and 94 per cent of parents or carers of primary age children secured their first school preference across North Yorkshire.

A council spokesperson said: “The figure is very slightly lower than last year’s 94.6 per cent but higher than most other places in the country.”

All children living in North Yorkshire have received the offer of a place out of 5,909 applying, a smaller cohort than last year’s 6,504.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools said: “We are very pleased that so many of our families have once again been able to gain their first preference from their choice of schools.

“We wish all the children starting primary school in September all the best.”

This year is the first time that the school places have been announced at the same time nationally.

Anxious parents had taken to social media in the days leading up to the announcements. Toni Thompson tweeted @HarrogateHound to say she was a happy mum after her son secured a place at her first choice school Moorside Junior School in Ripon.