The city council said almost 90 per cent of children in Brighton and Hove were offered their first preference school for September.
But 40 children were not offered any of their top three choices. The council said these children were offered places at the nearest school to their home address that had places available.
Councillor Dan Chapman, chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, said: “We have an excellent family of schools in our city and we’re delighted to be able to offer so many families their preferred school.
“Our primary schools deliver impressively and provide a firm foundation for continued learning.
“Children across Brighton & Hove are leaving primary school with above average reading, writing and maths skills, according to the latest national figures.”
Figures for September 2018 allocation
First preference: 2,333 pupils (89.4%)
Second preference:197 pupils (7.55%)
Third preferences 39 pupils (1.49%)
No preference: 40 pupils (1.5%)
Total applications: 2,609
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