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Record number of children in MK receive ‘first choice’ secondary school place

Thousands of MK pupils find out today (1 March) which secondary school they’ll be moving to in September.

Despite a record number of secondary school applications - an increase of 220 children on last year, more children have been allocated their first preference.

Milton Keynes Council received 3,889 applications by the 31 October deadline (compared to 3,669 in 2021) with 94% gaining one of their top four preferred schools, and the number of children securing their first choice rising to 80%.

Over the last seven years, Milton Keynes Council has created 4,112 new school places in the borough; building five new schools and helping 18 existing schools expand.

Councillor Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: “This has been yet another bumper year for secondary school applications, and we’ve been building and expanding schools to meet demand. We’re committed to having a good school place ready for every child. We’ll continue to invest in our strong network of local schools and there are some really exciting projects in the pipeline.”

A small number of late applications received will be processed during April. Parents who still need to make an application should complete a late application form which is available on the council’s website. Click Here.


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