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Allocation of secondary school places for September 2023

10:01 am, Wednesday, 1st March 2023 - 9 months ago

Children and families

On 1st March 2023 parents and carers of children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September were notified of their child’s school place allocation decision. Those parents and carers who applied online via the local authority’s Citizen Portal were notified by email; those who applied otherwise or on a paper form were notified by post.

A total of 2073 applications were received for North East Lincolnshire resident children by the published closing date and of those 89.24% were offered their first preference school; 7.77% were offered their 2nd preference; and 0.77% were allocated their 3rd preference. 2.22% of applicants were not offered any of their preferred schools and will be allocated a place at the next nearest school with availability, in line with published arrangements. Any late applications or changes to previously submitted preferences will be considered at a second allocation on 31st March 2023.

Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for children and education at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“I’m really pleased to see that, once again, the significant majority of those applying for school places have been allocated their first preference. Allocating children their school places can be a difficult task and I’d like to extend my thanks to those involved in the process.

“Anyone who has not been allocated their preferred school 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.  In addition to information on their website School admissions | NELC ( , the team can also advise with regard to which local secondary schools may still have places.  You can contact the team by email at or by telephone on 01472 326291 (option 4).

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