Get the tissues ready .. 8,300 Northamptonshire boys and girls are off to their first-choice primary school in September

Record 98.6% of mums and dads in county get a place for their child at one of their preferred choice

Thousands of five-year-olds will be starting at Northamptonshire's primary schools in September
Thousands of five-year-olds will be starting at Northamptonshire's primary schools in September

Thousands of mums and dads across Northamptonshire are finding out today where their little boys and girls' first day at 'big school' will be in September.

Letters confirming places at primary school for the county's 8,900 kids are due to be delivered via the Northamptonshire County Council website today (Thursday April 16).

Of those, around 8,300 will be going to their first-choice school.

Councillor Fiona Baker, county council cabinet member for children’s services, families and education, said: “Despite the large number of applications in Northamptonshire, 93.1 per cent of applicants received an offer at their first preference school which is great news for children across the county.

“The number of families receiving a place at one of their preferred schools is also the highest on record for a second year running, at 98.6 per cent, with thousands of children securing a place at a school they listed as a preference.

“We continue to work hard to create additional pupil places to meet demand and to make sure children have a bright future, living and learning in our county.”

Parents who missed out on a place at their preferred school have the right to appeal through the independent appeals process.

Places for the county's 8,800 students moving to secondary schools in September were announced last month.

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