Schools in Portsmouth

These are the most sought-after primary schools in Portsmouth based on April 2019 figures

For any parent, selecting your child’s first school is one of the most important decisions you can make. On April 16, parents in Portsmouth received formal primary school offers of allocated places for their children. This was the culmination of an application process which started on November 5 with parents selecting up to six schools in order of preference.

The News has obtained figures to show which were the most popular primary schools with parents. The data looks at the most popular schools for new starters as well as the most popular “transition” schools – for those children whose original school did not provide Key Stage 2 education. These figures are based on data obtained from the application process which began November 5 2018 and can change subject to late applications and withdrawn applications. If a school was oversubscribed, each application was then matched against the individual school’s admission criteria to decide whether a place was offered. Once this process was completed some parents who matched the criteria of several schools may have been offered more than one school place. In this instance the preference order given by parents is used to allocate a place offer. By law, parents should be offered their highest preference place with remaining places returning to the allocation process.

Places available: 120. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 12.

1. #1 Starter school: Court Lane Infant

Places available: 120. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 12.
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Available places: 120. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 130.

2. #1 Transition school: Court Lane Junior

Available places: 120. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 130.
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Available places: 90. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 11.

3. #2 Starter school: Solent Infant

Available places: 90. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 11.
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Available places: 120. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 128.

4. #2 Transition school: Craneswater Junior

Available places: 120. Number of parents applying as first choice in 2019: 128.
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