These are the Burnley primary/secondary schools that are the hardest to get into

Oversubscribed schools: the Burnley primary/secondary schools that are the hardest to get into

Thousands of children missed out on a place at their preferred school in the North-West this year, official figures reveal.

Across England, 8% of primary school applicants and 17% of secondary school applicants did not get a place at their first choice school, affecting nearly 150,000 children in total.

In the North-West, 7.1% of applicants did not get into their first choice primary school and 15.0% did not secure a place at their preferred secondary school. This meant 5,521 primary and 12,808 secondary aged children did not get a place at their first choice school.

Inner London was found to have the hardest schools to get into in the country. One in every eight children (13%) did not get into their first choice primary school. This rose to one in three (33%) for secondary school places.

How competitive is it to get into your local primary/secondary school? Here we reveal which Burnley primary/secondary schools are the hardest to get into.

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