99% of pupils receive a preferred primary school on National Offer Day

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99.15% of children offered a place at one of their parents’ three preferred schools and 95% were offered a place at their first preference school.

This year 99.15% of children were offered a place on National Offer Day at one of their parents’ three preferred schools and 95% were offered a place at their first preference school.

Suffolk County Council received 7207 applications from parents indicating which primary school they would prefer their child to join in September 2021.

Families who applied online are able to log on to the Admissions Portal from today to see the school their child has been offered. They will also receive an email with details of the school place offered. Letters will be sent to parents who made a paper application by second class post today (16 April 2021).

Allan Cadzow, Corporate Director for Children and Young People said:

“We are delighted that so many children have been offered a place at one of their parents’ preferred schools and particularly with the high number of those offered a place at a first choice school.”

“We do understand that not all families will have received a place at their preferred school. If a parents’ preference for a Suffolk school is refused, we will automatically add their child’s name to the waiting list for that school. We will also advise them about how to lodge an appeal should they wish to do so.”

Any parents or carers with a child born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 who have not yet applied for a school place should make an application immediately. Information on how to make an application can be found on the School Admission pages or by contacting Suffolk County Council on 0345 600 0981.

Once school places have been confirmed, parents need to consider how their child will get to and from school. If their child is eligible for Suffolk County Council funded school travel they will receive an email by 14 May 2021 with details of how to opt-in.

For further information on how to view your offer online and guidance on what to do if you have not received your preferred offer, please read the School admissions FAQ page.