Academic Year 2021/22

Secondary and primary school applications and offers

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These statistics provide the number of offers made to applicants for secondary and primary school places to start in September 2021, and the proportion which received preferred offers.

The data is collected from local authorities. The offers were made, and data collected, based on the national offer days of 1 March 2021 (secondary) and 16 April 2021 (primary).

Figures are provided at national, regional and local authority level. A time series is provided going back to 2014, when primary data was collected for the first time following the introduction of the first primary national offer day.

The application and offer data is gathered at pupil level from which school level figures can be produced. Contact the department at for more information about accessing this dataset.

Headline facts and figures - 2021/22

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