A TOTAL of 136 children have not been offered a place at any of the Kirklees high schools they chose for the Autumn term.
A further 398 youngsters were offered a place at their second choice school out of three, rather than the first choice.
And 99 pupils were offered their third choice of school.
The full details of admissions to secondary schools for Kirklees children have been revealed in letters to parents.
Kirklees Council said that 84% of children from the authority had been offered a place at their first choice of school.
But it has now revealed that hundreds have missed out on their first choices.
There are 3,951 Kirklees children starting secondary school in September.
Of those who have not had any of their preferences met, all have been allocated an alternative school or are attending a school where they could continue, such as a middle school.
There is also an appeals service for parents to object to the decisions.
Kirklees declined to comment on the figures.
In Calderdale more than three- quarters of children have received a place at the school of their first choice.
But 71 children who submitted their application on time received none of their three choices.
Figures showed a total of 2,227 pupils submitted applications on time for secondary school places to the authority.
Of those 1,742 (78.2%) were allocated their first preference, 248 (11.1%) their second preference and 166 (7.5%) the school which they chose third.
Seventy one children (3.2%) did not receive any of their preferences.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Clr Olwen Jennings, said that while the figures were roughly comparable to last year’s, she was pleased that a higher percentage of pupils had been found a place at one of their three preferred schools.
“We always work hard with schools to try to ensure that as many pupils as possible receive a place at a school of their choice,” she said.
Last year there were 2355 applications pupils of which:
79.6% received the school of their first preference, 8.9% their second choice, 6.4% their third choice and 5.1% did not have any of their three choices met.