Ninety-nine percent of parents offered top choice primary school

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The majority of parents in Staffordshire have found out that they have been allocated their first-choice primary school.
 
94 per cent of parents found out that theyhave been allocated a place at their top preferred primary school, with nearly 99 per cent being offered one of their top three.
 
Figures revealed show that out of a total 8993 places allocated, 8465 received their first-choice primary school while 8963 were allocated one of their top three.
County Councillor Philip White, cabinet member for Learning and Employability said: “It is hugely important for parents to know what school their children will be attending in September, which is why our admissions team have been pulling out all the stops to ensure all Staffordshire parents know where their children will be going in September.

“This is despite the current coronavirus crisis, which has meant officers at the county council have had to be diverted into other duties, or work in different ways to get the job done.