16 April 2018
More children have been given their choice of primary school in Sheffield, admissions results out today (Monday, 16 April) show.
In total 6,014 children received a preferred place, an increase on last year’s results.98.75 per cent of pupils starting primary school in September have been given a place in one of their preferred schools, an increase from 98.13 per cent last year.
More children have also been given their first choice of schools. 93.71 per cent of pupils starting primary school in September have been given their first preference, an increase from 92.05 per cent last year.
Jayne Ludlam, Executive Director of People services at Sheffield City Council said: “Despite the ongoing pressure on primary places I’m pleased that Sheffield continues to perform well for its families and this is reflective of all the hard work over recent years to add school places where they are most needed.
“However my heart goes out to those children and families who have not got a school of their choosing, I understand and know how upsetting that can be. Our admissions team are working with these families to ensure they have a school place for September. We will continue to do all we can to make sure there are great local school places for all.
“I would urge anyone who is not happy with their school place to get in touch with our admissions team for advice.”
Children who were not allocated any of their three preferences have either been referred to their catchment school or been allocated the nearest primary school with places available.
Information and advice is available for anyone not satisfied with the school they have been allocated. Parents also have the right to appeal. Appeals take place in June and July.
More information is available at http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/schools-childcare/catchment-areas-over-subscribed-schools
You can also email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org