Peterborough parents advised how to appeal if their child did not get a place at their preferred primary schools

Peterborough parents are being advised on how to appeal if their child did not get a place at a preferred primary school.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:54 am

Most Peterborough children were offered a place at one of their top two preferred primary schools for September, the council has revealed.

But the percentage of families given a place at one of the two schools has fallen this year.

In Peterborough 98.4 per cent of children were allocated a place at one of their top three schools – similar to last year but with fewer applications.

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Of these, 97.7 per cent were given a place at one of their first two preferred schools – fractionally down on last year’s 98 per cent.

Peterborough City Council processed 2547 applications this year, fewer than last year’s 2727.

Jonathan Lewis, Service Director for Education at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council said: “I am delighted that so many children will be attending a school of their choice this year. This is down to the hard work and dedication of officers who have worked over many years to ensure there are local places for local children in our schools.”

If parents have not yet applied for a place for this September, they should contact Cambridgeshire County Council at: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/apply-for-a-school-place

Or Peterborough City Council at: https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions

Any parents unhappy with the place their child has been allocated can appeal to Peterborough at: https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/school-admissions-appeals

or Cambridgeshire at:https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/admission-appeals