More than 93 per cent of youngsters in Leicestershire have secured a place at their first choice primary school

This year has seen 7,115 applications received - and 98 per cent of children across the county will be offered a place at one of their top three school choices

Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:34 am

Parents in Harborough will today (Friday) be finding out which primary school their child will attend in September.

This year has seen 7,115 applications received.

And 98 per cent of children across the county will be offered a place at one of their top three school choices.

Parents in Harborough will today (Friday) be finding out which primary school their child will attend in September.

More than 93 per cent of youngsters have secured a place at their first choice school - with 4.1 per cent offered their second option and just under 1 per cent their third.

Children and parents are being notified by Leicestershire County Council from today.

Jane Moore, director of children and family services, said: “We are delighted that the vast majority of children in Leicestershire have been offered a place at one of their top primary schools - and that so many were given their first choice.

“Whilst this is really positive, we also recognise that not every pupil has secured one of the places they had hoped for.”

She added: “We would encourage families needing advice to get in touch as soon as possible, to discuss what options may be available to them, including how to make an appeal.

“I’d like to wish all children starting school for the first time all the very best for a successful start to their schooling.”