First choice of school for 90 per cent of our children

Nine-out-of-10 youngsters have secured places at their first choice primary, infant or junior school in the county.

A total of 90 per cent have been given their number one preference and are being notified by Leicestershire County Council. The proportion of children offered a place at one of their top three choices is 96 per cent.

County council cabinet member for children and young people Ivan Ould said: “Starting school is a big milestone for children and I’m pleased that the vast majority will do so in their top choice.

“We understand there will be some people who are disappointed and we’d encourage them to contact us so that we can discuss the options available, which include an appeal.

“I would particularly like to thank the local media for their support in advertising the closing date. Their support is much appreciated.”

The offers relate to children who are starting infant, junior or primary school this September.

Parents who applied online will be able to view their decision by logging on with their username and password at

Others will receive letters advising them of the school place they have secured for their child.

A total of 286 children did not get any of their three choices and can appeal or take up an alternative place.