Most Preston primary school pupils get place at first-choice school

Posted on - 19th April, 2022 - 1:52pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Fulwood, Preston News, Schools
Queen's Drive Primary School. Pic: Blog Preston
Queen’s Drive Primary School. Pic: Blog Preston

Most pupils starting primary school this September in Lancashire will be attending their first-choice school.


New figures published today (Monday 19th April) show that 92.5 per cent of pupils in Lancashire will attend their first preference primary school for 2022/23.

The figures also show that 4.94 per cent of pupils received a place at their second preference school.

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For those who didn’t secure their first or second preference, 1.25 per cent will attend their third preference school and only 1.31 per cent of people who applied have been allocated a place in a suitable school outside of their top three.

Edwina Grant OBE, Lancashire County Council’s executive director for education and children’s services, said: “Our admissions team strive all year to ensure as many young people as possible are able to attend their preferred school.

“It brings us great pleasure to see that once again we have been able to match the vast majority of young people in Lancashire with their first preference primary school for 2022/23.

“While school places are allocated fairly and objectively, we understand that this can be an emotive process, especially if you do not secure a place at your preferred school.

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“Please remember that you can appeal the decision, and we do expect to see some change to the allocation of school places between now and September.”

Parents will receive details about who to contact for advice and information on school admissions and appeals in the offer letter or email they receive.

Appeals are heard locally and those for Lancashire primary schools will take place during the summer term.

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