Thousands of children get first preference primary

Just Regional
Apr 16, 2020 2 mins read

The percentage of Norfolk children who will be able to go to their first-choice primary school in September is the highest for five years.

Parents and carers will find out the results of their school applications for reception aged children today, and thousands of youngsters will be able to go their first-choice school – 93.6pc of reception aged children, up from 92.8pc last year.

John Fisher, Norfolk County Council’s cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “Today’s admissions results demonstrate that despite the unprecedented situation we are in, some things remain ‘business as usual’. And what could be more important than securing the future education of our youngest residents?

“The vast majority of parents will be happy that their children will be going to the school they asked for as first preference. It shows that our ongoing programme of building new schools and extending others to create extra, modern classrooms around the county is reaping rewards and helping to take pressure off demand for school places in growing communities.”

The admissions team processed nearly 9,000 applications this year, including throughout the lockdown period.

Mr Fisher added: “While September may feel a very long time off for Norfolk’s parents and carers, I’d like to pay tribute to the amazing job they are doing right now observing the government’s rules to help in the fight against coronavirus while dealing with the enormous day to day pressures of keeping their children educated, entertained and safe at home. “

In addition to being contacted by schools, parents and carers who applied online for admission will be able to find out the results of their application by logging on to their online account at www.admissionsonline.norfolk.gov.uk

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