More Northants Pupils Getting A Place In Top Choice School
|Author: Joni Ager||Published: 16th April 2018 09:21|
Almost 8,800 primary, infant and junior school places have been allocated to pupils across Northamptonshire today (Monday 16th April 2018).
The proportion of families securing a place at their first preference school is 92.7% - the highest number for three years – while 98.5% have been allocated a place at one of their preferred schools.
Families who applied for their school place online before the closing date are able to check the school offer on the council’s website today at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions.
Cabinet Support Member for Education Cllr Sandra Naden-Horley said: “It is fantastic news that, despite the huge pressures facing Northamptonshire, we are continuing to meet the growing demand for school places in the county.
“The number of children entering Northamptonshire primary schools has risen by 11.5% since 2010 and we have met that challenge by creating an additional 13,264 primary school places since then.
“Our school admissions team works hard to meet parental preference and so I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer more families a place at their preferred school – the highest proportion for three years.”
An independent appeals process is available for families who wish to appeal against refusal of a place at any school for which they have applied.
The next round of primary, infant and junior school place allocations for late applicants will take place in May.