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Young people secure primary school places

More than 7,500 applications were received

Pupils in classroom

Figures released today (Tue, 16 April) confirm that nine out of ten young people across the county have secured a place at their first choice of primary or infant school.

A total of 90.3 per cent have been offered their preferred option, 5.2 per cent their second choice and 1.6 per cent their third.

This year has seen more than 7,500 applications received - an increase of 3.9 per cent pupils compared to last year. A total of 97.1 per cent have a place at one of their top three choices.

Children and parents are being notified from today.

We’re very pleased that nine out of 10 children have secured their first choice of school and our figures are broadly in line with last year. These remain encouraging figures, particularly bearing in mind we have more children in the system and parents and children are able to exercise their right to apply for a preferred school place. 

“We also recognise that not every student has secured one of their preferred choices. We would encourage parents needing advice to get in touch as soon as possible, to discuss what options may be available to them, including an appeal.

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