New figures released today confirm that nine-out-of-10 young people across the county have secured a place at their first choice of secondary school.
A total of 93.38 per cent have been offered their preferred option, 3.79 per cent their second choice and 0.57 per cent their third.
This year has seen a rise in applications with over 6,500 received, compared to 5,725 in 2016. A total of 97.7 per cent have a place at one of their top three choices.
Children and parents are being notified by Leicestershire County Council from today (Wednesday).
It is positive news that such a high number of young people have their first choice. We are now notifying students and their families to confirm their allocated secondary school place.Person:Councillor Ivan Ould, cabinet member for children and families
We recognise that not every student has secured one of their preferred choices and advise anyone needing advice to get in touch as soon as possible, to discuss what options may be available to them, including an appeal.
On 1 March, secondary school admissions for September 2017 are revealed across the country.
The admissions process in Leicestershire adheres to central government rules and gives parents the right to have an appeal heard by an independent panel.
Parents who applied on paper will receive a letter and those applying online will receive an email about the decision. To find out more, visit our admissions page.
Just over 6,500 applications were received this year, of which:
• 93.38 per cent (6,128) secured their first choice
• 3.79 per cent (249) secured their second choice
• 0.57 per cent (38) secured their third choice
• 97.7 per cent (6,415) secured one of the top three choices
• 2.22 per cent (146) did not secure one of their choices and can appeal or take up a place at an alternative school