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Starting School for the first time – September 2024

8:30 am, Tuesday, 16th April 2024 - 1 month ago

Schools and education

Parents and carers of children who are due to start at infants or primary school for the first time in September 2024, have been notified of their child’s school place allocation decision.

A total of 1398 applications were received for children living in North East Lincolnshire by the published closing date.  Of those, 99.36% were offered their 1st preference school and 0.5% were offered their 2nd preference. 0.14% 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 2024.

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 a complex task. Whilst it is very pleasing that the vast majority of pupils have been allocated their first preference, there will be some who are perhaps unhappy with their allocation.  Any parent carer who has not received their preferred school will receive information on how they can appeal the decision.”

The Council’s School Admissions Team is available to offer impartial advice to parents and carers.

Information about the application process is available on the Council’s website at: Apply for a school place | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)

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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