350 Somerset pupils miss first-choice primary school


2:59 PM April 19, 2022

A total of 350 pupils have missed out on their first-choice primary school in Somerset, new figures reveal.

The number, out of a total of 5,296, means more than 98% of children in the county have been offered a place in primary school in one of their top three choices, according to the latest admissions figures for the county. Somerset County Council school.

Overall, 98.62% of the 5,296 applicants were offered a place in one of their first three primary school choices, and 93.4% received their first choice.

Anyone who applied for places online will receive the result by email today (April 19). Those who applied using paper forms will receive notification by mail in the coming days.

The admissions team asks families not to contact their school at this time.

Schools will contact to discuss admissions and transition arrangements and cannot discuss admissions until parents/guardians have been contacted.

Last year, 5,365 applications were received. Of these, 98.5% of applicants received one of their first three preferences and 94.58% received their first elementary school preference.

Of the 5,296 primary school applications received this year:
1. 1st preference satisfied – 93.4% (4,946 applicants)
2. 2nd preference – 4.58% (243 applications)
3. 3rd preference – 0.64% (34 applications)

Parents/guardians of children who have not received one of their top three primary school preferences may appeal the decision.

The Admissions team will write to them and advise them to apply late and include their recruiting school.

More information on the appeals process can be found at www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/choosing-a-school


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