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Starting School for the first time – September 2023

12:00 pm, Monday, 17th April 2023 - 1 year ago

Children and families

Parents and carers of children who are due to start at infants or primary school for the first time in September, have been notified of their child’s school place allocation decision.

A total of 1,489 applications were received for children living in North East Lincolnshire by the published closing date. Of those, 98.12% were offered their 1st preference school and 1.48% were offered their 2nd preference. 0.4% of applicants were not offered any of their preferred schools and were allocated a place at their catchment or 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 round of allocation in May 2023.

Parents and carers that applied through the dedicated online admissions Citizen Portal were notified by email. Anyone that applied otherwise, either online or on a paper form, have been notified by post.

A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council said:

“The allocation of school places can be quite a complex task. Whilst the vast majority of students have been allocated their first preference, there will be some who are perhaps unhappy with their allocation.

“Any parent or carer who has not received their preferred school will be sent information and advice on how they can appeal the decision.”

The Council’s School Admissions Team is available to offer impartial advice to parent/carers.

Information about the application process is available on the Council’s website at:

For further information, you can contact the team by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01472 326291 (option 4).

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