North East Lincolnshire Council

Allocation of secondary places for September 2019

On 1 March 2019, parents and carers of children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September will find out which secondary school their child has been allocated.

Parents and carers who applied online were notified by email, and those who applied on a paper form have been notified by post.

A total of 1,828 applications were received from North East Lincolnshire residents by the published closing date.

Of those, 91.3% were offered their first preference school, 6.4% were offered their second preference, and 0.8% were allocated their third preference.

Those who did not receive any of their preferences will be allocated the next nearest school with places in line with published admission arrangements.

These figures are not finalised and any late applications or changes to original preferences will be considered at a second allocation on 29 March 2019.

Councillor Kath Wheatley, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “The allocation of school places is a complex task and can be an emotive time for families awaiting the outcome of their application.

“I’m very pleased that the vast majority of pupils have been allocated their first preference. However, any parent or carer who has not received their preferred school will be sent advice and information on how to appeal that decision.”

The local authority’s School Admission Team is available to offer impartial advice to parents and carers and can also advise which local schools still have places available. To contact the team, call 01472 326291 (option 4) or email

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