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Primary school pupils in Rutland have received their offers of a place at secondary school in September




Year six pupils received their offers of a place at secondary school this week.

In Rutland 97 per cent of children received an offer for one of their top three schools.

A total of 349 children (93 per cent) got their first choice, 16 pupils (four per cent) got their second choice and two children (0.5 per cent) were offered a place at their third choice.

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The remaining 10 children who did not receive an offer for any of their preferred schools will go to a second round of offers which starts at the end of March.

Councillor David Wilby, who is responsible for education at Rutland County Council, said: “This is really positive news for children and families, who I know will have been eagerly awaiting their offer.

“We’ve once again seen an increase in the number of children being offered places at one of their three preferred secondary schools.

"For the small number of children who haven’t had a preference met in this year’s first round, our admissions team will stay in close contact with parents to support them through the second offer round.”

The number of children being offers place at their first, second or third school is higher than last year, when the figure for Rutland was 96 per cent.

It is also higher than the national average.



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