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Hundreds miss out on primary school places

April 16, 2021 7:31 AM
By WC (edited)

250 Wiltshire families have not got their primary school preference for this September with only 95% being offered their first preference. About 50 parents didn't get any of their three choices.

Parents who applied online can see which school their child will attend by going to https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php

The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received an offer at one of their preferred schools.

Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary aided, foundation school or an academy should contact the school directly to confirm the appeal deadline date.

Information on how to appeal is provided in the decision letter which will be sent to all applicants and is also available at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-admissions-appealing

Parents who have any further queries regarding admissions can attempt to contact WC customer services on 01225 713010. Please be patient as that could take a long time.

WC is cagey about the exact numbers of parents who didn't get what they wanted, so the figures are estimates based on their percentages. The total number of applications received this year was 4938, down from 5297 last year due to declining birth rates over the last few years.