County council figures released reveal that nine out of 10 children across Leicestershire have secured a place at their first-choice primary school in the autumn.
A total of 92.8 per cent of children have been offered their preferred option, 4.4 per cent received their second choice and 0.8 per cent received their third.
That is a slight increase – of 1.5 per cent - on last year's figure of 91.3 per cent with 98 per cent of the 7,300 applications received gaining a place at one of their top three choices.
It's very encouraging that nine out of 10 children have secured their first choice school - and that the figures show an overall improvement on 2017. We do recognise that not every child will have secured one of their preferred choices so we would encourage parents to get in touch as soon as possible so options can be discussed with them, including a possible appeal.Person:Ivan Ould, county council cabinet member for children and families
To find out more, visit: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/admissions
The figures released also show a five per cent increase - to 97 per cent - of parents making an online application.