More than 95% (3,467) of children in Nottingham have been offered a place at their first or second-choice primary school starting in September.

Figures out today (Tuesday 16 April) show that nearly 90% (3,260) will be going to their first-choice school, while just over 5% (207) got their second choice.

Primary school applications in Nottingham have increased from 3,592 last year to 3,642 in 2019/20. The City Council has worked hard to expand primary schools to make sure there are the right number of places for pupils.

This means every child in Nottingham has been offered a place in reception in September.

Nick Lee, Director of Education in Nottingham, said: “I’m delighted that every child in Nottingham has been offered a place at a primary school for the 2019/20 academic year – despite an increase in applications.

“The majority of these offers (95%) are for the parents’ first or second choice of school.

“Our expansion strategy is ensuring that every child and young person has access to the very best facilities in order to help them to succeed and reach their full potential. We have invested £42m since 2009 to provide 5,000 additional primary places once all year groups are full by 2022.

“We are continuing to plan for future years, but parents can help us in the primary admissions process by submitting their application before the deadline and by always using all of their six choices of primary school.”

Nottingham City Council’s statistics for primary school admissions in 2019/20 are:

Preference No %
1 3260 89.51
2 207 5.68
3 44 1.21
4 16 0.44
5 6 0.16
6 2 0.05
Mandatory 107 2.94
Refused 0 0
Total offers 3642  
Total applications 3642