Last week, parents found out what first, primary, and junior schools their children will be starting in September 2022 - and data shows that the majority of children will be joining or transferring to their first-choice school.
The positive figures released by the Labour and Liberal Democrat-run Progressive Alliance show:
Councillor Kerrie Bradburn, Lib Dem Councillor for Broughton and Member of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee, added: "As a mother to a young child, I understand how parents would have felt last week when opening their offer letter. The fact that nine out of ten children have been offered a place at their first-choice school is great news, and I look forward to seeing this figure improve in the years to come."
Commenting on the figures, Councillor Zoe Nolan, Labour Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said:
"The Progressive Alliance welcomes the news that so many children have been offered a place at their first-choice school. The Council has been working hard to ensure that each family is happy with their offer, and the data shows that we are improving year on year. This is an exciting time for children and their families who are getting ready to take the next steps in September."