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Just one Rutland child did not get their first or second primary school preference

Rutland County Council says 95 per cent of children received their first preference for primary school.

Ahead of this year’s National Offer Day on Tuesday April 16, the council says it received and processed 359 applications for September 2019 primary school admissions.

A total of 342 children (95 per cent) were offered their first choice and 16 (4 per cent) were offered their second choice.

Rutland County Council (8673357)
Rutland County Council (8673357)

There were no third choice offers in this year’s admissions round. Just one applicant had no preference met and received an offer from an alternative school, instead.

It meant that of the 359 applications, 358 (99 per cent) were offered a place at either their first or second choice school.

Mark Andrews, Strategic Director for People services at Rutland County Council, said: “We hope that parents will be happy with the offers they’ve received from schools. As with last year, we’ve seen a very high proportion of first choice offers for primary school starters and there are no children without a school place.”

Rutland parents and carers have 14 days to confirm if they wish to accept or decline the place they have been offered for September 2019.

Details of how to respond are included in the offer email or letter, while more information about school admissions is available online at: www.rutland.gov.uk/admissions.


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