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Almost all Nottinghamshire families offered a preferred primary school

Almost every child has been offered their first choice primary school place this national offer day, Nottinghamshire County Council has revealed.

The council has contacted thousands of families about their child’s reception or year three primary school place for September, with almost all being offered their preferred school.

This year more than 95% of Nottinghamshire children were offered their parents’ first preference school for a reception place this September — 7,783 out of a total 8,138 that applied on time.

95% of Nottinghamshire children were offered a place at their parents' first preference primary school.
95% of Nottinghamshire children were offered a place at their parents' first preference primary school.

99% secured a place in one of their preferred schools.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s cabinet member for education and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Sam Smith, said: “I’m really pleased that most children in Nottinghamshire have secured a place at one of their parents’ preferred primary schools for September this year.

“The council is committed to planning for enough school places across the county and has previously provided new primary schools as part of its sufficiency strategy in Bingham, East Leake and Netherfield. The new primary school, Whipman Woods Flying High Academy in Gateford, Worksop is also set to open in September this year.

“With more than 95% of families being offered their first preference and the vast majority being offered one of their preferences, this is great news for families in Nottinghamshire.

“I’d encourage families to visit our website, where parents will be able to find factsheets with all the information they need about what happens next.”

Parents who applied on time using the online portal were able to log on to their account to view the outcome from midnight on offer day, April 16, and parents who provided an email address were contacted by email.

All parents who did not provide an email address should expect to receive their outcome by second class post. Those who are happy with the school place they have been offered have until Tuesday, April 30, to accept their offer.

Parents who were not offered their first preference school are advised to view the information on the Nottinghamshire County Council website, for more information on the school admissions process, including details on how to appeal.

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