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School places boost for Medway

by Marco Cillario Fri 31 March 2017, 10:05 am

Almost 95.5% of Medway children have been offered one of their preferred places at secondary school, new figures show.

Of 3,174 Medway children who obtained places, 79% have been offered their first preference and 12% their second choice. Every child who applied on time has secured a school place, a spokesperson for the council said.

Councillor Andrew Mackness, Medway Council’s portfolio holder for children’s services, said: “Finding out which secondary school a child has been placed at is an important and exciting moment for families. I’m pleased many children have been allocated a place at a school they preferred and I wish them the best of luck as they progress with their education.”

Councillor Martin Potter, portfolio holder for educational attainment and improvement, added: “The council will continue to support schools to further raise standards and challenge academy trusts and the regional schools commissioner on delivering the best outcomes for our Medway children.”

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