16 April 2019

Almost 8,900 primary school places have been allocated to pupils across Northamptonshire today – an increase since last year.

The proportion of families securing a place at their first preference school has risen to a record high of 93.2% from 92.7% in 2018, while the number of families being offered a place at one of their preferred schools is 98.6%.

Families who applied for their primary school place online and within the deadline are able to check offer on the county council’s website today at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions;

Cllr Fiona Baker, county council cabinet member for children’s services, families and education, said:


“Despite a rise in applications, this year a record number of families (93.2%) received an offer at their preferred choice school in Northamptonshire – 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 at 98.6% with thousands of children securing a place at a school they set out to apply for.

“It’s an exciting time to live in Northamptonshire with many large scale expansions happening across our towns and villages, and we’re working 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 have the right to appeal through the independent appeals process against refusal of a place at any school for which they have applied.

The next round of primary school place allocations (for late applicants) will take place in May.