More than 92% (3,566) of children in Nottingham have been offered a place at their first or second-choice primary school up 2% on last year.

Figures out today (Monday 18 April) show that nearly 87% will be going to their first-choice school in September, while 6% got their second choice.

The City Council has ensured that every child in Nottingham, who will be starting school in September, has been offered a place at school.

The Council has invested £33.2 million into its primary school expansion programme which began in 2009. This investment will create more than 4,000 additional primary school places once all year groups are full, while 292 new Reception year places have been made available for the new academic year in September.

Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Schools at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m delighted that every child in Nottingham has been offered a place at a primary school for the next academic year.

“Our ambition is to ensure that all pupils attend a good school, close to home and our Expansion Strategy means that we are creating more school places to achieve this goal.

“We understand that choosing a school for their child is one of the most important decisions that parents have to make, and we will continue to ensure that process is as simple as possible.

“Demand for places continues to increase in Nottingham but we have been working for the past seven years to provide additional places. The fact that more pupils are getting their first-choice school shows that this action was necessary and is working.”