9 out of 10 children allocated their first choice for Primary School

Jerry White addressing the assembly of teachers

Jerry White addressing the assembly of teachers

Parents have received news of their primary school choices.

Thousands of parents in England have been denied a place for their child at their first choice of primary school.

After two years of construction, the public got their first look at the 428,680 square foot high school that consists of 77 general classrooms, 35 specialty classrooms and 14 science labs that will offer numerous courses including college courses.

Primary schools have struggled in recent years to accommodate growing numbers of children after a spike in the birth rate, but the population bulge is gradually shifting from primaries to secondaries.

"We believe that high property prices in some areas and the initial effects of the European Union membership referendum have also contributed to this easing of pressure at primary level".

A total of 19 of the 118 primary and infant schools are oversubscribed.

When it comes to changing the system, just over half say that children should be offered their nearest school, but nearly a quarter say they are happy with the current process.

Call them up and see if they have spaces or shorter waiting lists than your desired school.

The cut will leave some of the province's distant and border areas with no teachers as the province was already facing shortage of some 2,000 teachers before they were recruited, according to the Gia Lai Department of Internal Affairs.

You will then be given a date for your appeal hearing, at least 10 days in advance.

Your child can be on more than one waiting list at a time.

For the vast majority, it will be a day of joy as they discover their child is off to their preferred choice of school.

- If you still need guidance and advice, The Good Schools Guide offers a telephone consultation with a school appeals expert who will listen to your particular circumstances, suggest ways of approaching your appeal, give advice on dos and don'ts and tell you what your chances of success are. A good primary education lays the foundations for that success, so it is right that we help to make sure every child reaches their potential from the moment they enter their first classroom.

What happens if you lose an appeal? "My hope is the committee of board members and decision-makers we can make that work for William Paca-Old Post and Homestead-Wakefield".

What if you're offered no place at all? In other boroughs, however, demand remains high and success rates for securing places at preferred primaries are the lowest in the country.

School governor, Nomaan Omar said he was pleased to be part of the "historic" event, adding: "Attending Longfield as a child, I feel an enormous sense of pride for the school and the local area, which will benefit from these trees for years to come".

You can still appeal and could be successful if giving your child a place will not increase the class size above this limit. Usually, a council will wait till several months to see how the situation pans out - not very helpful to stressed out parents!

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