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Over 90 per cent of children livingin Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings get their first-choice secondary school for September 2020

Primary school pupils living in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings found out what secondary school they will be attending from September yesterday (March 2).

In Lincolnshire, 90.2 per cent of the 8, 239 pupils whose parents applied to the county's secondary schools received a place at their first-choice.

This equates to 7,433 pupils getting their preferred school.

Lincolnshire County Council
Lincolnshire County Council

About 565 pupils have been offered a place at their second preference with 84 receiving a place at their third choice.

The 157 who haven't got one of their preferred schools will be offered a place at the closest school in Lincolnshire with spaces available.

Coun Patricia Bradwell (Con), executive councillor for children’s services, said: "It is good to see so many families receiving offers at their first-preference school and this figure is likely to be even higher by September."

The Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
The Rutland County Council offices in Oakham

In Rutland, 92 per cent of pupils got a place at their first-choice secondary school out of 347 applications, with 96 per cent getting a place at their first, second or third choices.

The remaining four per cent will go forward to a second offer round which takes place from Monday March 30.

Cabinet member for education at Rutland County Council, Coun David Wilby (Con-Ryhall and Casterton),said: “We are pleased that 96 per cent of Rutland children have been offered places at one of their three preferred secondary schools for September 2020.

"We’ve also seen a drop in the number of children who have not received an offer, compared to last year."

Anyone who didn't receive an offer in the first round, will be contacted.

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