Research and analysis

Secondary school choice and selection: national preferences data

Analysis of secondary schools admissions and parents’ decision-making when choosing schools.



The research presented in this report was commissioned by the Department for Education and undertaken by Lancaster University. It uses data on parent’s stated choice of secondary schools and their subsequent experience of gaining admission to chosen schools.

The analysis explores how choices and admissions vary across different English cities, and for different socio-demographic groups within those cities.

Published 9 August 2018