Majority of parents offered top choice of primary school

Friday, 16th April 2021

THE majority of parents in Staffordshire will find out today (April 16) that they have been allocated their first-choice primary school.

Nearly 95 per cent of parents will find out that they have been allocated a place at their top preferred primary school, with more than 99 per cent being offered one of their top three.

Figures revealed today show that out of a total 8,880 places allocated, 8,410 received their first-choice primary school while 8,867 were allocated one of their top three.

Helen Riley, Deputy Chief Executive and Director for  Families and Communities said:

“It is hugely important for parents to know what school their children will be attending in September, which is why our admissions team have been pulling out all the stops to ensure all Staffordshire parents know where their children will be going in the autumn.

“This is despite the ongoing pandemic, which has meant officers at the county council have had to work in different ways to get the job done.

“Schools across the county have been doing a fantastic job throughout the pandemic to ensure pupils’ studies can continue, and have had to adjust to different ways of teaching, regular testing of pupils, and keeping their buildings Covid secure. Our schools will continue to do the very best for their pupils, so parents whose children will be starting this September can be reassured that they will be learning in a safe and welcoming environment.”

Parents who applied online will be receiving emails about the results from today onwards.

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