This is the first year that local authorities have been required to provide data to the Secretary of State on secondary school offers made to parents on national offer day. The data were published on the DCSF research gateway
on 11 March at local authority, regional and national levels. Figures for Lancashire show that 13 per cent. (1,748) of children did not obtain a place at their first choice of secondary school. We do not collect data on primary school offers.