Did your child get their first choice primary school place?

Primary school pupils during a lesson. Photo credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Primary school pupils during a lesson. Photo credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire - Credit: PA

More than 90 per cent of Suffolk children have been given their first choice primary school place this year.

A total of 7184 (90.71pc) children in Suffolk have been accepted into their parents' first choice school, an increase of 0.5pc from last year, and 97.53pc received one of their three preferences.

Gordon Jones, Suffolk County Council's cabinet member for children's services, education and skills, said: 'At a time when many areas across the UK are facing real issues in finding enough primary school places, it is good to see that we are able to give most parents places for their children at the schools they want.'

Primary school admission figures released today, for entry in September 2016, also show 96.63pc of pupils moving to a junior school have secured their first preference place with 98.77pc being allocated one of their three choices.

'Schools in Suffolk are continuing to improve with 80pc now being classed as Good or Outstanding. This represents really significant progress towards the County Council's ambitious Raising the Bar objective that all children in Suffolk can attend a Good or Outstanding school,' added Mr Jones.


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Any parents or carers who have not yet applied for a school place should apply online or download an application form at: www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions.

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