Telford News

Good news for Telford parents

Today, on National Primary Offer Day, Telford & Wrekin Council has announced an increase in the number of children living in the borough who have gained a reception place at a preferred primary school, starting in September.

National offer day is when children learn which primary school they will attend in September 2024 and this year 98.7% of children have gained a place at one of their top 3 preference schools which is up from 97.5% in 2023.

In Telford and Wrekin, 2,030 on time applications were made and every applicant who applied on time was offered a school place.

94% of these children gained a place at their first preference school. A further 4% gained a place at their second preference school, with another 1% gaining a place at their third preference school.

Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab) Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Visitor Economy said: “We are delighted that over 98% of children have secured a place at one of their preferred primary schools. This means that for the third year running more children in our borough have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools.

“We want every child in Telford and Wrekin to have the best start in life; giving access to high-quality education right on their doorstep is essential for this.

“This is testament to the council’s significant investment which has been made in recent years to improve facilities within our schools and increase the number of places available. This year will be the first year when children will benefit from the additional 30 reception places at Lawley Village Academy, following the expansion works which will be completed by September.”

All applications are made online, and applicants will receive an email by 4pm today with the outcome of which school has been offered.

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