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Newark and Sherwood: First choice secondary school place offered to 90% of Nottinghamshire children for this September

First choice secondary school places were offered to 90.1% of Nottinghamshire children for this September.

That means a total of 8,349 students out of 9,266 who applied on time for a school place got their preference, when the outcomes were revealed last week.

Those who are happy with the place offered should accept the offer and the school will then be in touch to arrange the transition.

Secondary school pupils.
Secondary school pupils.

Parents unhappy with the place offered, should go to Nottinghamshire County Council’s website to view their options, including how to appeal.

The chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s children and young people’s services committee, Philip Owen, said: “As the cohort of children needing a place at secondary school continues to rise, we are particularly pleased that the number of Nottinghamshire residents securing a place at their first preference school remains above 90%.

“And nearly 97% of residents living across the county have been offered one of their four preferred secondary schools.

“We are also delighted that so many parents have secured places for their children at one of their preferred schools. We’re, of course, determined to keep improving on these figures in years to come. This includes continuing to stress to parents how vital it is to use all four of their preferences on their application rather than only making one.”

More than 43% of Nottinghamshire parents relied on putting down just one preference on their application.

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