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Thousands 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.

Milton Keynes City Council received 3,855 applications by the 31 October deadline (compared to 3,982 in 2022) with 94% gaining one of their top four preferred schools, and 80% of children securing their first choice.

“It has been another busy year for secondary school applications, and our school admissions team has been dedicated to meeting the needs of local families. Our city is one of the fastest growing places in the country and we’re committed to having a good school place ready for every child. We’ll continue to invest in our network of local schools alongside opening new schools to meet demand.” - Councillor Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Since 2014, the City Council has created capacity for 13,601 new school places for local children; building seven new schools and helping 27 existing schools expand.

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 at


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