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99% of Wiltshire families offered one of their top three primary school preferences

99% of Wiltshire families have been offered one of their three primary school preferences for this September with 94% offered their first preference.

Published 16 April 2020

Parents who applied online can see which school their child will attend by going to

Most parents now apply for places online with 96% of the 5,297 applications received doing so. Those who submitted a paper application form will be contacted by email to inform them how they can find out the outcome of their application.

Cllr Pauline Church, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills said: "This is a big moment for so many families as their child prepares to start their school days and I'm delighted that once again our figures are high and show 94% will get their first preference. I'd like to thank our hard working officers for their careful planning which ensures we have sufficient places across the county for all our pupils." 

The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received an offer at one of their preferred schools. Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary controlled or community school should visit our 'Apply for a school place' web page for details of how to appeal.

Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary aided, foundation school or an academy should contact the school directly to lodge an appeal. 

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

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