Suffolk: More primary pupils get first choice school

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MORE of the county’s four and five-year-olds have received offers for a place at their preferred primary school than last year, it has been revealed today.

This year, Suffolk County Council received 7,491 applications from parents naming a preferred school for their children to start at in September.

Of those, 92% of applicants received offers for their first preference and 98% of applicants received an offer from one of their three preferences.

In Suffolk this year, 99% of pupils moving to a junior school and 94% of pupils moving to a middle school will be going to their first-preference place.

Sue Cook, county council director for children and young people, said: “It is extremely good news that so many pupils have received an offer from one of their preferred primary, junior or infant schools.

“Starting school or progressing from one to another is an important moment for any young person, so the more we can do to make the transition right for the student, the better.”