National Primary Offer Day 2023 – 93% get a preferred school place
Today (17 April) is National Offer Day, when children learn which primary school they will attend in September 2023.
In Telford and Wrekin, 2,070 on time applications were received, and 93 per cent of these children gained a place at their first preference school.
A further 3.4 per cent gained a place at their second preference school, with another 1.1 per cent gaining a place at their third preference school.
This means that over 97 per cent of children gained a place at one of their top 3 preference schools.
Every applicant who applied on time was offered a school place.
Simon Wellman, Telford & Wrekin Council’s director for education and skills, said:
“We are very pleased to offer, once again this year, places at preferred primary schools to the vast majority of families in our borough who applied for them.
“We want every child in Telford and Wrekin to have the best start in life; giving access to high-quality education right on their doorstep is essential for this.
“Significant investment has been made to improve facilities within our schools as well as increasing the number of places available and we will continue to do so in the areas where it is needed.”
All applications are made online, and applicants will receive an email by 6pm today (17 April 2023) with the outcome of which school has been offered.
Any children who have not been offered a place at their first preference school can be added to the waiting list for other schools by parents or carers by sending an email to email@example.com.
Further information is available online at www.telford.gov.uk/admissions