MORE than 82 per cent of parents in Halton have received their child's first secondary school choice.

A total of 92.1 per cent were allocated any of the three preferences made.

Councillor Tom McInerney, the council's portfolio holder for children, education, and social care, said: "Despite the changing education scene in terms of all secondary schools now becoming their own admission authority and the local authority only able to coordinate the process, it is good to see a high percentage of first preferences and one of three preferences being met in Halton.

"We know that whichever school a child attends for their secondary provision, they will receive a high standard of education here in Halton."

Those not happy with the seconday school choice can appeal the decision through the Halton Borough Council website.