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Thursday 18 April 2019

Primary school offer day gives first choice to 93 per cent of parents

Cheshire East Council has worked with local schools to offer 98.4 per cent of Cheshire East residents a place at a school of their choice for September – with nearly 93 per cent being offered their first preference.

Mark Palethorpe, acting executive director of people at Cheshire East Council, said: “The number of parents receiving a place at a Cheshire East school of their preference remains consistently high and reflects the work done within the borough to ensure that there are sufficient school places available to meet the needs of families living in, and moving to, Cheshire East.”

Jacky Forster, director of education and skills at Cheshire East Council, said: “We strive to meet parental preference for a school place as we appreciate this is an important decision for families and understand the importance of being able to attend a local school.

“Cheshire East has a national reputation for excellence in education, with more than 90 per cent of primary schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted.”

Parents who have not received a place at a preference school have the right to submit an appeal and/or go on the waiting list for another school(s). Parents are advised to accept their child’s offer, even if they would prefer another school, until they have confirmed alternative arrangements for their child’s education.

For further advice, parents can look at the Cheshire East website, the website of their preferred school, e-mail or call 0300 123 5012.

Parents are also encouraged to follow the council’s family information service on social media for tips and advice.

Further information on primary school place decisions for September 2019 is available on the council’s website at:

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