Nine out of 10 families have been allocated a first-choice primary school for their kids.

A total of 6566 applications for places were successful in Kirklees, representing 90.2% of the total, a fall of 0.2% per cent on last year.

But according to Kirklees Council, another 230 children will not be starting either reception class, junior or middle school at any of their parents’ top three choices.

A further 389 children will have to start at their second ranked school, while 124 will go to their third, meaning that overall 97.2% of those who applied got one of their top three choices.

This is slightly up on last year, when 96.7% of applicants got one of their preferred places.

All of the estimated 7,300 children whose families applied have been given a place at a school.

This September Beaumont Primary Academy will open its doors to 90 reception children, in an attempt to “ensure there are enough high quality school places available for local children.”

Dryclough CE(VC) Infant School, Crosland Moor Junior School and Thornton Lodge Nursery School will merge from May 1 this year as a single voluntary controlled primary school to also try reduce pressure on primary school places.

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It will care for pupils aged 2-11 years and the move will create Huddersfield’s biggest primary school, with 840 children.

Parents unhappy with the place their child has been given can appeal the decision to their top choice school by contacting those responsible for admissions.

The data comes one month after the council revealed that almost 96% of local families had been successfully matched with one of their top three preferred secondary schools.