Secondary places are allocated
Parents have been told which secondary schools they can send their children to in September.
Leicester City Council said 96.5 per cent of pupils have been offered a place at one of their parents' three preferred choices.
In all, of 3,411 applicants, 2,897 were offered their first choice, 333 their second choice and 62 their third.
The other 119 did not get into a preferred school.
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The most oversubscribed schools were in Evington – Madani Girls, with 286 applicants for 60 year seven places; Madani Boys, with 262 applications for 60 places; and Judgemeadow College, with 858 applications for 240 places.
All applicants are advised to select three schools. However, 29 per cent of applicants chose to apply for only one.
Councillor Vi Dempster, assistant city mayor for schools, said: "Although I am pleased we have offered the vast majority of families a place at a preferred school, I'm concerned a lot of applicants made just one choice.
"We can't emphasise enough that parents should include three preferences, to help avoid disappointment."
Over 40 per cent of the applications were made online, up from 27 per cent last year.