Parents will find out about primary school choices today

School offers

Parents will find out today (April 16) which primary schools have been offered as a placement for their children.

Parents who applied online will receive an email after 4pm today, indicating which school they have been offered; the timing of the email will depend on the email service provider. Parents can also log in after 5pm to view the offer online. Those who applied by post will be sent notification by first class post today.

Out of 16,839 children in all, 15,450 were offered their first preference.

Parents can accept the school place offers or seek alternatives if they are not happy with their allocation. Despite the increase in application numbers, it is likely there will be considerable movement on school waiting lists between now and September as some families don’t take up places they’ve been offered.

Parents/guardians are asked to approach the school they have been offered with an open mind but to remember they have the option to join a waiting list for an alternative school or lodge an appeal.

Parents will have until Monday, May 13 to accept or refuse their offer and return waiting list forms.

Any appeals for their named schools must be lodged  by Tuesday, May 21 to be heard on time.

KCC will reallocate places from schools waiting lists, sending out a second round of offers on Wednesday, June 12.

From Wednesday, June 12, schools will maintain their own waiting lists and parents can apply to schools directly after this date to ask to be placed on the waiting list.

For more information on how to join a waiting list and/or appeal go to: www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions or phone the admissions team on 03000 412121.

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