Earlier this month children were allocated a primary school place and figures obtained via a Freedom of Information Request show that nearly 20% of local children did not receive their first choice.
Across Cheshire East there were 4110 applications this year, of which 90.17% (3706) received first preference offers. This is slightly down on last year when 90.49% were successful in their first choice.
129 Cheshire East residents (3.14%) did not receive one of their three preferences, compared with 122 (3.05%) in 2014.
I requested the figures for just Wilmslow and Alderley Edge but apparently the Council does not record this information at a local level.
However, using the Wilmslow High School catchment area, which includes Alderley Edge, they confirmed that 404 primary applications are recorded from residents living in this area and 325 were offered their first choice.
Meaning that 80.4% of parents in the local area received their first choice of primary school.