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Primary School Statistics

 Updating in progress

All data on this page is provided by Kent County or Medway Council, often under the Freedom of Information Act

Admission September 2016 Statistics

Kent Primary Schools: allocation of Kent children to Reception Classes April 2016
Offers to Kent Pupils 2016 2015 2014 2013
  No of pupils % No of pupils No of pupils % No of pupils %

 Offered a school on the application form

17400

96.6%

16691

95.8%

16301

95.3%

15,838 96.0%

Offered a first preference

15705

87.2% 14943

85.8%

14516

84.9%

14,264 86.5%
Offered a second preference 1229 6.8% 1272 7.3% 1239 7.3% 1,127 6.8%
Offered a third preference 466 2.58% 476 2.7% 546 3.2% 447 2.7%
Allocated by local authority 606 3.4% 724 4.2% 796 4.7% 661 4.0%
Total number of offers 18006 17415 17097 16,499
 
Medway Primary Schools: allocation of Medway children and 121 from ooc to Reception classes April 2016
Offers made by Medway Primary schools 2016 2015 2014 2013
  No of pupils % No of pupils %   No of pupils %        No of pupils %

 Offered a school named on the appln form

3360 96.2%

3396

96.4%

 3171 95.5% 3058 96.0%

Offered a first preference

3039 87.1%

3067

87.1%

 2847 85.7% 2803 88.0%
Offered a second preference 220 6.3% 256 7.3% 231 7.0% 189 5.9%
Offered a third preference 61 1.8% 55 1.5%  78 2.4% 48 1.5%
Offered a fourth preference* 27 0.8% 20 0.6%  15  0.5% 18 0.6%
Medway children allocated by Council 134 4.0% 126 3.6%   151 4.6% 129 4.1%
Total number of offers 3490 3522 3322 3187
 *This also includes a small number of 5th and 6th preferences. 
 
 
Kent and Medway Primary School Appeals 2016
School
Appeals
Submitted
Appeals
Heard
Upheld
Not
Upheld
Place
Offered
Withdrawn
Kent Reception
Infant Legislation
426 292 2 290 103 31
Kent Reception
other
25 24 14 10 0 1
Kent Junior 23 11 8 3 8 4
Medway Reception 106 63 1 62 20 23
Medway Junior 10 6 3 3 4 0

 This table is for appeal Panels organised by KCC. A small number of primary appeals are managed by other organisations. Commentary here. You will find further information here.

 Admission September 2015 Statistics

You will find more detail on initial applications for Kent and Medway here

Kent Primary Schools: allocation to Reception classes April 2015
Offers to Kent Pupils 2015 2014 2013 2012 
No of pupils % No of pupils % No of pupils % No of pupils %

 Offered a school on the application form

16691

95.84%

16301

95.34%

15,838 95.99% 15,476 94.98%

Offered a first preference

14943

85.81%

14516

84.90%

14,264 86.45% 13,879 85.18%
Offered a second preference 1272 7.30% 1239 7.25% 1,127 6.83% 1,145 7.03%
Offered a third preference 476 2.73% 546 3.19% 447 2.71% 452 2.77%
Allocated by local authority 724 4.16% 796 4.65% 661 4.01% 818 5.02%
Total number of offers 17415 17097 16,499 16,249 

Further Information on Oversubscription and Vacancies for Kent here

Medway Primary Schools: allocation to Reception classes April 2015
Offers made by Medway Primary schools 2015 2014 2013 2012 
  No of pupils %   No of pupils %        No of pupils % No of pupils %

 Offered a school named on the application form

3396

96.43%

 3171 95.45% 3058 95.95% 2949 97.00%

Offered a first preference

3067

87.08%

 2847 85.7% 2803 88.00% 2707 89.05%
Offered a second preference 256 7.27% 231 6.95% 189 5.93% 176 5.79%
Offered a third preference 55 1.5%  78 2.35% 48 1.51% 55 1.81%
Offered a fourth preference* 20 0.58%  15  0.45% 18 0.56% 11 0.36%
Allocated by local authority 126  151 4.55% 129 4.05% 91 2.99%
Total number of offers 3522 3322 3187 3040

*Note: this entry is given as third preference on the Medway statement, with no fourth preference provided, but given the size of the figures, I suspect my interpretation is correct.

 Further Information on Oversubscription and Vacancies for Medway here

Kent and Medway School Primary Appeals Heard Outcomes 2015
2015 2014
Appeals Held Number % Upheld Number % Upheld
Kent Primary
Infant Class Legislation 
292 0.7% 340 1.5%
Kent Primary other  36 61% 30 63%
Medway Primary ICL  63  1.6% 65 0%
Medway Primary Other 6 50%    

Further details here.

       Kent Primary School Appeal Outcomes 2014
 
Appeals
Registered
Upheld Turned down
%
upheld
place offered
before appeal
withdrawn
Primary Schools:
Infant Class Legislation
537 5 355 1.4% 30 147
Other Primary schools  43  19  11  63%  8  5
Primary Total 580 24 366  6% 38 152

This table is for appeal Panels organised by KCC. A small number of primary appeals are managed by other organisations. Commentary here. You will find further information here.

I did not collect the 2015 figures for Medway Appeals, but you will find the 2013 data here.

Kent Reception Year Admissions 2013

I have provided commentary to these statistics here

Offers to Kent Reception Year Pupils 2013 2012  2011 
  No of pupils % No of pupils % No of pupils %

 Offered a school named on the application form

15,838 95.99% 15,476 94.98% 15,151 95.18%

Offered a first preference

14,264 86.45% 13,879 85.18% 13,682 85.95%
Offered a second preference 1,127 6.83% 1,145 7.03% 1,062 6.67%
Offered a third preference 447 2.71% 452 2.77% 407 2.56%
Allocated by local authority 661 4.01% 818 5.02% 768 4.82%
Total number of offers 16,499 16,249  15919

IKent and Medway Primary School Appeals 2013

I have provided commentary to these statistics here
 
Kent Primary School Appeal Outcomes 2013
 
Number of 
Appeals
Upheld Rejected
Appeal
Withdrawn
Place offered
before Appeal
Appeals where Infant
Class Legislation Applies
546 18 364 132 30
No ICL 86 22 48 12 4
Junior Schools 33 10 20 2 1

 

Medway Primary School Appeal Outcomes 2013
 
Number of 
Appeals
Upheld Rejected
Appeal
Withdrawn
Place offered
before Appeal
Reception Class Appeals  157  6  98  28  25
Junior Schools  6  2  0  0  4
 
 
 

I now have details of KCC primary admission data for 2011 entry as below

Pupils 2011   2010  
  No of pupils % No of pupils %
Offered a named school 15,299 94.2% 14,298 95.8%
Offered first preference 13,801 84.9% 13,118 88%
Offered second preference 1,080 6.7% 842 5.6%
Offered third preference 414 2.6% 329 2.2%
ooc offered fourth pref 4 0.02% N/A N/A
Allocated by KCC 768 4.7% 564 3.8%
ooc not offered a place 182 1.1% 67 0.4%
Total of applications 16,249   14,920  

 

Early thoughts: These are very disappointing results given that KCC itself warned of pressures on Kent Primary places in 2011. In fact the percentage of children not offered one of their choices and hence have been allocated places by KCC has increased steadily from 1.6% in 2006 to the 4.7% of this year, a 25% increase in the past year.  This is not because parents  are chasing the very popular schools, but overwhelmingly because parents want a reasonable school in their own area. The increase in numbers of 1,329 (which conceals an increase of well over 100 out of county applicants not offered places) was entirely predictable two years ago, yet KCC has had to put in 345 temporary (emergency) places since January. Where is the planning? Biggest problem is likely to be once again in Gravesham and other parts of West and North West Kent, as I warned last summer in Kent on Sunday and Gravesend Reporter.   See below for further information on primary admissions.

For Medway the infant class position is much more positive given the continued fall in numbers. However, their statistics differ slightly from the Kent method of analysis. Also the 2010 system of admission was not coordinated with other Local Authorities and so is not directly comparable.

Pupils 2011   2010  
 

No of Medway pupils

% No of pupils %
Offered a named Medway school 2842 97.4 2873 96.0
Offered first preference 2678 91.8 2775 92.7
Offered second preference 127 4.3 98 3.3
Offered third preference 31 1.1    
ooc offered fourth pref 6 0.2    
Allocated by Medway 75 2.5 107

3.6

Total of applications 2917   2980  

44 out of Medway children (nearly all Kent) were offered places in Medway Primary Schools and 63 Medway children were offered places outside Medway (nearly all Kent).

 

2010 Statistics

Infant class allocations for entry in September 2010 or January 2011 were made in March. The pattern countywide is almost identical to 2009, with 96% of all children being offered a school on there form and 88% being offered their first choice. although of course there may be regional variations.

 

Pupils

2010

2009

 

No. of pupils

%

No. of pupils

%

Offered a school named on the application form

14,289

96%

14,105

96%

Offered a first preference

13,118

88%

12,998

88%

Offered a second preference

842

6%

810

6%

Offered a third preference

329

2%

297

2%

Allocated by Local Authority

564

3.8%

527

3.6%

Out of County pupils not offered a place

67

0.4%

98

0.6%

Total number of applications

14,920

14,730

 

Kent Primary School Appeals for entry in September 2010 or January 2011

  Number Successful Not Successful
Reception Class Appeals 541 69 472
     Infant Class Legislation 463 22 441
Other Infant Appeals (Yrs 1& 2)

46

13 33
      Infant Class Legislation (Years 1&2)

28

3 25
Junior Class Appeals 71 40 31

Some Reception class appeals are not subject to Infant Class Appeals where the Planned Admission Number does not easily allow classes of 30 to be formed. 15, 20, 45 PANs are all used for split age classes to be put together, comprising 30 children.

Last modified on Saturday, 10 December 2016 05:48