Lincolnshire

Almost 95% of Lincolnshire children given primary school of choice

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Almost 95% of children in Lincolnshire have been given a place at their primary school of choice through the admissions system this year.

Of the offers made to Lincolnshire primary schools, 7,059 (94.3%) of children will receive their first preference school.

Parents and carers can pick up their offer using the online system from today.

There are nearly 7,500 children wanting a school place this year.

The figure for second preference offers is 299 (3.9%), and 53 for third preference offers (0.7%).

A total of 75 (1%) children will be offered a local school that is not one of their preferences.

Parents have until May 17 to lodge an appeal if they are unhappy with the offered school.

If they return the appeal form by the deadline it will be heard before the end of term – if it is received late it will still be heard but this may be in September.

Debbie Barnes, director of Children’s Services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The large majority of children – even more than last year – will be going to their first school of preference and this number should be even higher by September.

“It’s always our intention to support as many parents as possible with their preferences.”