National primary offer day is fast approaching

Education schools and colleges Published Wednesday, 10th April 2019

National Primary Offer day for 2019 is fast approaching.

Thousands of pupils across Worcestershire will find out next Tuesday (16th April) which primary or first school they’ll be attending from September, on a day otherwise known as national primary offer day.

Last year, 92.5% of children received a place at their preferred school, with a further 4.6% receiving a place at their second choice school. Every child, for which an application was submitted to the County Council, received a school place.

For the last few years, the County Council has consistently seen over 90% of applicants receive a place at their first choice school, and they are keen for this to continue and improve even further in the future.

Catherine Driscoll, Director of Children’s Services at Worcestershire County Council said: “Starting school is a major milestone in a child’s life. Our statistics for allocating preferred school places have been moving in a really positive direction for a while now and we’re very keen for this to continue into the future.”

Over the last few years, Worcestershire County Council has been promoting applications online via the County Council's website. 

This year 98% of all Worcestershire applications were made online.

If you would like to appeal the decision made for your child's school place, please visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions and download the Appeals Information Document.