99% of pupils receive a preferred primary school on National Offer Day

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In short: 99.15% of children offered a place at one of their parents’ three preferred schools and 95% were offered a place at their first preference school.

The details: This year 99.15% of children were offered a place on National Offer Day at one of their parents’ three preferred schools and 95% were offered a place at their first preference school.

Suffolk County Council received 7207 applications from parents indicating which primary school they would prefer their child to join in September 2021.

Families who applied online are able to log on to the Admissions Portal from today to see the school their child has been offered. They will also receive an email with details of the school place offered. Letters were sent to parents who made a paper on April 16th, 2021.

What they’re saying:

  • “We are delighted that so many children have been offered a place at one of their parents’ preferred schools and particularly with the high number of those offered a place at a first-choice school,” said Allan Cadzow, Corporate Director for Children and Young People.

  • "We do understand that not all families will have received a place at their preferred school. If a parents’ preference for a Suffolk school is refused, we will automatically add their child’s name to the waiting list for that school. We will also advise them about how to lodge an appeal should they wish to do so,” added Cadzow.

The big picture: Nationally in 2021, 90.6% of pupils were offered their first choice of primary school and 97.5% of pupils were offered one of their top three.

Oliver Williams



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