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16 April 2018

More than 98% of Wiltshire families offered one of their three primary school preferences

98.8% of families have been offered one of their three preferences for this September with 93.4% being offered their first preferred school.

Parents who applied online can see which school their child will attend by going to https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php

Most parents now apply for places online with 94% of the 5,245 applications received doing so. Those who applied by post will have their decisions sent to them by post. All online applicants will also be sent a letter confirming the outcome of their application.

Laura Mayes, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for education, said: "This is a big day for thousands of families across Wiltshire, and I am delighted that the overwhelming majority can look forward to an exciting future at their first choice primary school in September.

"The high numbers of families achieving one of their preferences is once again also due to the long term meticulous planning by our officers who ensure there are sufficient places across the county." 

The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received an offer at one of their preferred schools. The deadline for lodging an appeal for a voluntary controlled or community school is 14 May 2018. Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary aided, foundation school or an academy should contact the school directly to confirm the appeal deadline date.

Information on how to appeal is provided in the decision letter which will be sent to all applicants and is also available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-admissions-appealing

Parents who have any further queries regarding admissions can contact our customer services on 01225 713010.

Last updated: 16 April 2018 | Last reviewed: 16 April 2018

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