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Northumberland primary school places confirmed

The vast majority Northumberland parents have gained their top preference on National Offers Day for September 2020 first and primary school places.

First preference of place went to 97.4% of parents who applied on time, and over 99% of parents have been offered one of their top three preferences.

The admissions portal opened at midnight last night and parents who applied online received an email with a link to the portal.  Other parents will have received a written offer.  

Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director of Adults and Children's Services, said:  “For virtually all Northumberland parents this is great news. In recent years we have seen Northumberland continue to achieve a very high level of first preference offers to parents.

“We work really hard to ensure that there are enough school places available in the catchment schools for children, and I am delighted with this outcome.”

Northumberland’s school admissions team will assume that parents wish to accept their school place unless they advise otherwise.  Should you wish to refuse a place, please contact the team, giving your child's name, date of birth and reason for refusal before 1st May 2020.

Cllr Wayne Daley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children's Services at Northumberland County Council said: “This fantastic result on National Offers Day will be a huge relief to many parents and great news for our young people.

“It is testament to the hard work being done by the school admissions team to ensure enough primary school places are made available. We want every child in Northumberland to have the best possible educational opportunities.”

Parents who wish to get in touch to query their offers, or ask questions, can email  Due to the high volume of emails received during this time, it may take up to 10 working days to respond.
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