Primary school allocations – 99% of parents gain a school of their choice

The allocation of Isle of Wight primary school places were announced yesterday (Thursday), with 99 per cent of Island parents gaining a school of their choice.

  • Number of applications — 1,136.
  • Percentage of applications achieving first choice — 96 per cent.
  • Percentage achieving second choice — 3 per cent.
  • Percentage achieving third choice — 0.3 per cent.

There are no children without a school place.

Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills, said: “We’re absolutely delighted 99 per cent of parents gained a school of their choice. We wish all our youngsters starting primary school in September all the very best.”

Most schools on the Island are currently open to provide a service for key workers and vulnerable children during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, parents wanting to contact the school where their child has secured a place should first visit the Council’s website where more information is being provided.