High percentage of children get first choice of secondary school in Lincolnshire
Offers for places at secondary schools in Lincolnshire have been sent out to parents today. Of the 7063 offers made to secondary schools, 94% of children will receive their first preference school (6633 children).
The figure for second preference offers is 5.5% (386), compared to 4.5% in 2012, while third preference offers is 0.3% (20), compared to 0.5% last year. A total of 24 children will be offered a local school that isn't one of their preferences compared to 39 last year.
Parents have until the end of March to lodge an appeal if they are unhappy with the offered school. If they return the appeal form by the deadline it will be heard before the end of term - if it is received late it will still be heard but this may be in the last week of term or even in September.
A total of 96% of parents applied using the online application system and they can log on to see the offered school from 1 March.
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Because of appeals and movement on the reserve list, it is normal for the percentage of first preferences to increase by the time children start in September.
For admissions into schools in September 2013 there are 54 secondary schools in Lincolnshire, including 50 which are their own admissions authority and determine their own admissions policy. The other 4 have the local authority admissions policy.
Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children's Services, said:
"I am delighted to see so many children getting their first school of preference and this should be even better by September. It is always our intention to support as many parents as possible with their choice of school. There are many stories about how stressful the admissions process can be but every year the overwhelming majority of parents have no problems in gaining admission to the school of their choice."