91% of Cheshire East parents offered a place at their preferred primary school

Primary School Children

Cheshire East Council has sent offer letter to families this week with 91.4 per cent being offered their first choice of primary school.

The council's school admissions team, which currently is continuing to operate during the Covid-19 crisis, received more than 4,200 applications for places including around 4,000 applications from Cheshire East residents.

Those parents who have not received a place at their first preference school and would prefer an alternative school, have the right to submit an appeal and/or go on the waiting list for another school(s). Though parents are advised to accept their child's offer even if they would prefer a different school, until they have confirmed alternative arrangements for their child's education.

Councillor Kathryn Flavell, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for children and families said: "We continue to have an excellent record in seeing children and their parents offered a place of their choice in one of the many primary schools across the borough. We know that Cheshire East is a great place to learn with nearly 93 per cent of our primary schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.

"We also recognise that schools and children are facing lots of disruption at the present time, which is very unsettling. I am so proud of the continued commitment of school staff and pupils for their dedication and their creativity in adapting to new ways to learn.

"We know that schools are reviewing their transition plans as new pupils and their families will not be able to visit during the current crisis. We are working closely with schools and ask that parents wait to hear from their chosen school during the summer term.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our admissions team who continue to work tirelessly with our schools, to ensure there are sufficient places for our children. Finally, I would like to wish all the children the very best start in their primary school as they continue to learn, develop and experience the many exciting opportunities that await them."

Information and advice can be found on the Council's website or on the website of the preferred school.