30 May 2024

95% of Wiltshire families offered their first primary school preference

99% of Wiltshire families have been offered one of their three primary school preferences for this September with 95% offered their first preference.

The majority of parents applied online for places with 5,221 of the 5,279 applications submitted virtually.

If they have selected to receive their decision via email, parents and carers who have applied online will be sent an email confirming the school place offer for their child. If they have selected to receive their decision by the Parent Portal, then parents will need to log back into the Parent Portal to view the outcome.

All parents and carers have until Tuesday 3rd May 2022, to confirm they wish to accept or decline a place, so there is plenty of time to respond. Parents will need to have their user ID and password to confirm if they wish to accept or decline the place. Further guidance on how to access the Parent Portal can be found on the Wiltshire Council website in the FAQ’s section here.

Parents who have submitted a paper application will receive a letter confirming the outcome of their application which will be posted to them on 19th April 2022.

Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills commented, “We know that families across the county will be eagerly awaiting today’s news, as their child prepares to start school. I’m pleased to be sharing such high figures once again, with 95% offered their first preference, showing that Wiltshire is delivering quality school places locally where they are needed.”

The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received an offer at one of their preferred schools. Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary controlled or community school should visit the Wiltshire Council website for details on how to appeal.

Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary aided, foundation school or an academy should contact the school directly to lodge an appeal.

Parents who have any further general queries regarding admissions can email admissions@wiltshire.gov.uk or contact our customer services on 01225 713010.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty