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Primary school places – more children secure first choice

Schoolchildren in classroom corridor

Figures released today (16 April) show that 92.4 per cent of children across Leicestershire have secured a place at their first-choice primary school – an increase of 2.1 per cent on last year’s figure.

Also, this year, more than 7,600 applications have been received - an increase of 0.33 per cent compared to 2019 – with 98 per cent of applicants being offered one of their preferred options, 4.7 per cent securing their second choice and 0.88 per cent securing their third choice.

Parents and carers are being notified by the county council from today.

We’re very pleased with these figures which remain encouraging, particularly with the increase in applications we received this year. We’d like to assure parents and carers that we are also here to help and support them through this process. We’re also monitoring the situation closely in regard to the current Covid-19 restrictions.

For anyone needing advice, please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss what options may be available, including how to make an appeal.  To find out more, visit

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