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Saturday, 02 August 2014

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More than 95 per cent of Cumbria primary pupils get first choice school

MORE than 95 per cent of primary pupils in Cumbria have secured their first choice school.

Out of 4,420 applicantions to Cumbria County Council 96 per cent were offered a place at their favoured school with 99 per cent securing a place at one of their three preferred options.

Letters have been posted to parents and carers today (16 April) informing them of the school their child has been allocated and those who applied electronically have been notified by email or can check online.

Councillor Anne Burns, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “It’s great news that yet again such an overwhelming majority have secured their first preference.

“We want Cumbria to be a fantastic place to grow up and be a child and an important part of that is ensuring children can attend the schools their parents and carers want them to go to.

“While most will be very pleased with the result of their applications, where places are refused, applicants have the right of appeal to an independent admission appeal panel.”

Details of how to submit an appeal have been included with the notification letters.

If any applicants have changed their mind since requesting a school place they are advised to contact the school admissions team either via email at school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk or on 01228 221582.

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