The percentage of West Berkshire children getting their preferred secondary school place for September has fallen slightly compared to last year.
West Berkshire Council announced last week that 90.7 per cent of year six pupils had got into their first choice school, or 1,526 out of 1,680 applications.
However the figure for last year was 91.8 per cent, equating to 1,524 out of 1,661 pupils getting into their preferred choice.
Of those that didn’t get into their first choice school this year, 5.5 per cent (93) got into their second choice, and 1.6 per cent (26) their third.
Lynne Doherty, the council’s executive member for education, said: “I’m really pleased that once again we’re able to tell the vast majority of our pupils that they have a place in their chosen school.
“Getting people into their favourite school is a complex task which fluctuates each year with demand.
“Improving educational attainment is one of our priorities and it’s very important to have as many children happy and settled within their chosen schools as possible.
“I wish those pupils every success as they start secondary school in September.”