Rise in Cambridgeshire children offered a place at first choice primary

The number of children in Cambridgeshire offered a place at one of their preferred primary schools this September has increased.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:55 am

More were offered their first choice school – 94.5 per cent – than last year’s 93.7 per cent.

This year 99 per cent were offered a place at one of their three chosen schools, compared with 98.6 per cent last year.

The proportion of pupils in Cambridgeshire offered a place at one of their first two choices was also up – from 97.9 per cent last year to 98.4 per cent this year.

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Cambridgeshire County Council received 6,420 applications for primary school places this year, compared with 6,820 in 2020.

Council service director for education Jonathan Lewis 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.

Any parents unhappy with the place their child has been allocated can appeal at: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/admission-appeals.