Derbyshire County Council primary school place decisions decided

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Parents who have applied to Derbyshire County Council for a primary school place for their child will soon know the outcome.

The authority is sending letters to 11,223 Derbyshire children making offers of infant and junior places.

Parents of junior age children have already received their letter or an e-mail confirmation.

Letters will be sent to the parents of reception age children by second class post today (Monday 30th April).

Of those who applied by the closing date for infant places 94.6 per cent will be offered their first choice while 98.5 per cent will get one of their top three preferences.

For junior school places almost 97.7 per cemt of parents will get their first choice of school and 99.2 per cent will get their top three choices.

Coun Mike Longden, Derbyshire County Council’s abinet Member for Education, said: “It’s great news for Derbyshire parents that the vast majority have got their first choice of school for their child.

“This is despite the fact that the number of applications for places have risen this year by six per cent for infant places and eight per cent for junior places.

“Our school admissions team has handled over 11,000 applications and thanks to their hard work we have once again met the deadline for offering places.”

Over 98 per cent of people applied on line. They will also receive an e-mail about their child’s place.

Alternatively they can log on to get the result on the Derbyshire County Council website after 9am on Monday 30th April.

There is no automatic right to a place at a particular school. The small number of parents who have not got a place at their preferred school have the right to appeal to an independent panel.

The closing date for appeals is Friday 1st June.

Information on how to appeal is available at Derbyshire County Council admissions.