Date Published: 18 April 2017
Almost all new school starters in Rutland have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools, following the County’s latest round of primary admissions.
Ahead of this year’s National Offer Day (Tuesday 18th April), Rutland County Council received and processed 377 applications for September 2017 primary school admissions.
Of those who applied, 376 (99.7%) were offered places at either their first, second or third choice school.
A total of 362 children (96%) were offered their first choice and 14 (4%) were offered their second choice. There were no third choice placements in this year’s admissions round. Just one applicant had no preference met but received an alternative offer, instead.
“We’re pleased that Rutland has once again seen a slight increase in the number of children being offered a place at one of their preferred schools. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of parents who submitted applications for the coming academic year have had their first preference met, which is very good news. The Council is continuing to work closely with local schools to make sure we have enough places to meet demand. Increased capacity at several schools has meant there remains a surplus of places in the county and pupil numbers are not expected to exceed the current number of available spaces until 2020/21. In the meantime, we are still considering all funding options for a new school in the Barleythorpe area, when it is needed.”
Councillor David Wilby, Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning
Parents have 14 days to confirm if they wish to accept the school place they've been offered for September 2017. Details of how to respond are included with your offer and further guidance is available on our Primary School Admissions page.