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Vast majority of Swindon pupils offered place at their preferred primary school

Monday, 16 April 2018

More than 90 per cent of pupils in Swindon are continuing to be matched with their number one choice of primary school by Swindon Borough Council.

The Council’s School Admissions team received 2,854 on-time applications for primary school places, with 93 per cent matched with their first preference.

Parents could request a place in up to three schools and 98.3 per cent were offered one of their three preferences.

Priority for places was determined by the admission criteria for the school in question.

The deadline for applying for primary school places was 15th January this year and letters were sent out to parents today (16 April) informing them of the school placement offers. Parents who applied online will also receive an email today if they requested to hear by email.

Applicants who submitted their preferences after the deadline were offered a place at the next nearest school with a place available at that time, if their preferred school was oversubscribed at that point. However, the admissions team have been able to offer 54 per cent of late applications a place at one of their preferred schools.