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HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PARENTS GET FIRST CHOICE PRIMARY SCHOOL

bradingschoolParents on the Isle of Wight will find out this week if their children have secured a place at one of their chosen primary schools for the next academic year.

This year 97% of parents have been allocated their first choice school, the same as last year.

The Isle of Wight Council received 1,229 on time applications for the Island’s 41 primary schools, with 65 applications accepted after the closing date. This compares to 1,213 on time applications last year.

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Offer letters will now be posted to all parents – those who applied online before the published deadline will be notified by email. Parents who submitted late applications will be contacted by the council’s admissions team with the best possible offer from schools with available places.

Any parents who wish to appeal against the refusal of a school place can do so with the local council via an appeals process, which will be explained in their offer letter. Each appeal is then considered by an independent panel, which will make a final decision that is binding.

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