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Somerset primary school admission figures announced

MORE than 98% of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the county council’s latest school admission figures show.

Overall, 98.5% of the 5,365 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 94.58% received their first choice.

Anyone who applied for places online will receive the outcome by email today. Those who applied using paper forms will receive notification by post in the coming days.

A county council spokesperson said: “The admissions team is asking that families do not contact their allocated school at this time. Schools will make contact to discuss the admission and transition arrangements and will not be able to discuss admissions before they get in touch with parents/carers.”

Of the 5,365 primary school applications received this year:

  • 1st preference met – 94.58% (5,074 applications)
  • 2nd preference – 3.37% (181 applications)
  • 3rd preference – 0.56% (30 applications)

Parents/carers of children not offered one of their top three primary school preferences can appeal against the decision.

More information about the appeal process can be found at www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/choosing-a-school

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