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In Suffolk 96.52% of children have been offered a place at their first preference school





Parents and carers have today found out whether their child has a place at their preferred primary school.

In Suffolk, 99.36 per cent of children were offered a place on National Offer Day at one of their three preferred primary schools and 96.52 per cent were offered a place at their first preference school.

Suffolk County Council received 6,844 applications from parents and carers indicating which primary school they would prefer their child to join in September 2024.

Today parents found out whether their child got into their preferred primary school. Picture: iStock
Today parents found out whether their child got into their preferred primary school. Picture: iStock

Councillor Andrew Reid, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education and SEND said: “It is great news that once again the majority of families have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools, especially with so many being offered a place at their first preference school.

“We appreciate that not all families may have received a place at their preferred school. If this is the case and a parent or carer’s preference for a Suffolk school has been refused, their child’s name will automatically be added to the waiting list for that school. Parents and carers will also be advised how to lodge an appeal should they wish to do so.”

Families who applied online can log in to the online service from today to see the school their child has been offered.

They will also receive an email to confirm this offer unless they have indicated that they do not wish to.

Letters will be sent to parents who made a paper application by second class post today.

Once school places have been confirmed, parents need to consider how their child will get to and from school.

If their child is eligible for Suffolk County Council-funded school travel they will receive an email by May 10 with details of how to opt-in.

Any parents or carers with a child born between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020, who have not yet applied for a school place should make an application immediately.

Information on how to make an application can be found on the School Admission pages or by contacting Suffolk County Council on 0345 600 0981.

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