More Devon families get first preference secondary school

“I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to increase the number of first preferences that we could accommodate this year. When the national figures are released, it’s likely that Devon will, once again, have one of the best figures.

“I am particularly pleased with this success given that many of our staff have continued to work remotely from home.

“It is a testament to the hard work of our admissions and school organisation teams and the partnership and co-operation we have received from the heads, staff and governors of Devon’s secondary schools, who have been coping so well in such difficult circumstances, that we have been able to achieve these figures.

“These are obviously early statistics and are quite likely to improve even more before September as appeals are heard and other factors are taken into account, such as parents not taking up places they have been offered.”

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