On 1 March 2021 parents and carers of children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September were notified which school their child has been allocated. Those parent/carers who applied online were notified by email those who applied on a paper form have been notified by post.
A total of 1,951 North East Lincolnshire resident applications were received by the published closing date and of those 88.31% were offered their first preference school; 6.92% were offered their 2nd preference; and 1.69% were allocated their 3rd preference. 3.08% were not offered any of their preferred schools and will be allocated the next nearest school with places, in line with published arrangements. Any late applications or changes to original preferences will be considered at a second allocation on 31st March 2021.
‘Cllr Ian Lindley, 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 really happy that the vast majority of pupils have been allocated their first preference.
“I know that there may be some parents and carers who have maybe not received their preferred school, and they will be sent advice and information on how to appeal the decision.”
The local authority’s School Admission Team is available to offer impartial advice to parent/carers and can also advise which local schools still have places available; telephone (01472) 326291 (option 4) or via email at [email protected].