Almost 8,900 primary school places have been allocated to
pupils across Northamptonshire today – roughly the same number as in the last two
This year, 93.1% of applicants secured a place at their
first preference school (93.2% in 2019) while the number of families being
offered a place at one of their preferred schools has remained at 98.6%, the
same as in 2019.
Families who applied for their primary school place online
and within the deadline are able to check their school offer on the council’s website today.
Cllr Fiona Baker, county council cabinet member for
children’s services, families and education, said: “Despite the large number of
applications in Northamptonshire, 93.1% of applicants received an offer at
their first preference school– which is great news for children across the
“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%, with thousands of children securing a place at a school they listed as a
“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.”
For those who were not successful in gaining a place at
their preferred school, parents have the right to appeal through the independent
The next round of primary school place allocations (for late
applicants) will take place in May.