A RECORD number of children in Warwickshire have been offered a place at their first choice school say county bosses.
Warwickshire County Council has revealed parents of 6021 children applied for a reception place, an increase of one per cent on the previous year. Out of those, 91 per cent have been offered a place at their first-choice school. A further six per cent have been offered a place at either their second or third choice school – meaning 97 per cent have been offered a place at one of their top three schools.
Every applicant who applied on time has been offered a place at a school.
Education services spokesman Ian Budd: said “I’m really pleased that almost all applicants gained a place at one of their preferred schools, with most getting their first choice. We know that starting school can be an anxious time for families, but the Covid-19 pandemic has shown just how important education is to Warwickshire children. We are really looking forward to welcoming our new primary school children starting in September.”
The deadline for Warwickshire parents to respond to their primary school offer is 30th April 30. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/receptionandjunioroffers for more information.