School places decided for Derbyshire youngsters

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Parents who have applied to Derbyshire County Council for a primary school place for their child will soon know the outcome.

The authority is making offers of places to 11,134 Derbyshire children today.

Of those who applied by the closing date for infant places 93.1 per cent have been offered their first choice while 98.2 per cent have got one of their top three preferences.

For junior school places almost 97.6 per cent of parents got their first choice of school and 99.4 per cent got a top three choice.

Councillor Kevin Gillott said: “We do our very best to balance the requests of parents with the places available at each school.

“We’re pleased the majority of parents have got their child into one of their preferred schools.”