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Vast majority of primary pupils get the school place they want

Primary school admissions

The vast majority of primary pupils in Lancashire will be going to their first preference school this September.

Figures published today for primary school admissions show that 92.5 per cent of pupils in Lancashire have secured a place in their first preference school for 2022/23.

In addition, 4.94 per cent of pupils have received a place at their second preference school, while 1.25 per cent will attend their third preference school.

Only 1.31 per cent of people who applied have been allocated a place in a suitable school outside of their top three.

Edwina Grant OBE, Lancashire County Council’s executive director for education and children’s services, said: “Our admissions team strive all year to ensure as many young people as possible are able to attend their preferred school.

“It brings us great pleasure to see that once again we have been able to match the vast majority of young people in Lancashire with their first preference primary school for 2022/23.

“While school places are allocated fairly and objectively, we understand that this can be emotive process, especially if you do not secure a place at your preferred school.

“Please remember that you can appeal the decision, and we do expect to see some change to the allocation of school places between now and September.”

Parents will receive details about who to contact for advice and information on school admissions and appeals in the offer letter or email they receive.

Appeals are heard locally and those for Lancashire primary schools will take place during the summer term.

Find out more about schools in Lancashire at www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools

From Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm, parents can also call 0300 123 6707.


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