87 per cent of pupils are set to start at their preferred school in September as families find out about applications for secondary school places today.
In total 2,465 applications were received on time and 98 per cent of pupils will be offered one of their three preferences.
More pupils will be offered one of their preferred places compared to 2016.
This year also sees the first ever students offered places at Hampton Gardens secondary school which opens in September.
Parents who applied online are able to login to the council's website from first thing this morning (1 March) to find out about their child’s place. Letters and emails will also be sent to all.
Councillor John Holdich, leader of the council and cabinet member for education, skills and university, said: “Secondary school is a big milestone in a child’s life and it’s fantastic to see that almost nine out of every 10 children have been offered places at their first preference.
“Our education team works hard to improve standards throughout the city and every headteacher is challenged and supported to raise pupil attainment and progress."
11 out of the city’s 12 secondary schools are now rated as good or outstanding.
Parents have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel about any offered place. Details of how to appeal are included within offer letters and online.