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92% of Wiltshire families offered first choice primary school

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 11:26 am.

IN Wiltshire 92% of children have been offered their first choice primary school this September, with 98% of families being offered one of their top three choices.

Parents who applied online were able to view the information on which school their child will attend last week.

Most parents now apply for places online with almost 92% of the 5,273 applications received doing so. Those who applied by post had their decisions sent to them by post the same day.

Carolyn Godfrey, Wiltshire Council corporate director said, “Finding out your child’s first school is an important milestone for families and I’m pleased that once again in Wiltshire so many will be attending a school of their choice this September.”

All applicants have until 2nd May to accept the offer they receive. The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received one of their preferred schools.

Details of how to appeal are included in the decision letter posted to all applicants. Further information is also available on Wiltshire Council’s  website http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions