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Thousands secure primary school places

Schoolchildren in classroom corridors

Thousands of families across Leicestershire are today being told their children have secured a place at their preferred primary school.

The county council has received 7,410 applications this year, with 97.9 per cent of children across the county being offered a place at one of their top three school choices.

Figures show that 92.9 per cent of children have secured a place at their first-choice school with 4.06 per cent being offered their second option and just under one per cent their third.

Children and parents are being notified by Leicestershire County Council from today (Tuesday).

“We are delighted that the vast majority of children in Leicestershire have been offered a place at one of their top primary schools – and that so many were given their first choice.

“While this is really positive, we also recognise that not every pupil has secured one of the places they had hoped for and we would encourage families needing advice to get in touch as soon as possible to discuss what options may be available to them, including how to make an appeal.

“I’d like to wish all children starting school for the first time all the very best as they embark on their education journey.”

The admissions process in Leicestershire adheres to central government rules and gives parents the right to have an appeal heard by an independent panel.

Parents who applied on paper will receive a letter and those who applied online will receive an email about the decision. 

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