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Suffolk County Council confirms secondary school places on National Offer Day

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Suffolk County Council received 7,921 applications from parents indicating which secondary school they would prefer their child to be educated at from September 2019.

More than 96.5 per cent of parents were offered a place at one of their preferred schools, with 7,130 applicants receiving offers for their first preference and 7,651 applicants receiving an offer for one of their three preferred schools.

Almost 95% of families applied online and they will be able to log on to the Online Service from today to see their school place offer.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich (7509119)
Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich (7509119)

They will also receive an email to confirm this offer. Letters will be sent to those who made a paper application by second class post today.

Councillor Gordon Jones, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills, said: “I am delighted to see that we have met more school preferences than in previous years, especially as we have received 261 more applications than last year.

“Suffolk admission authorities use published criteria to decide who has priority for places so that the process is fair and clear. When a parent’s preference is refused, we will put their child’s name on the waiting list for that school automatically and tell them how they can make an appeal, should they wish to do so.”

For information, such as how to view your offer online and guidance on what to do if you have not received your preferred offer, please read the council's School admissions FAQ page.