Bassetlaw Parents Find Out Which School Their Child Will Attend

The majority of parents in Bassetlaw are waking up to find out their children have got into their chosen primary school for September.

Nottinghamshire County Council say over nine out of ten across the county will be able to attend the one they wanted.

Chairman of the county council’s children and young people’s committee, Councillor Philip Owen said: “The situation as a whole continues to be encouraging as the majority of parents will be getting a school for which they made a preference.

"I am very happy that every child in Nottinghamshire, whose parents applied before the deadline, will have a primary school place in September 2018.”

“Unfortunately popular schools will always be over-subscribed and whatever the admissions criteria are for those schools, the likelihood is that there will be some disappointed families,” continued Coun Owen.

“As an authority, we aren’t complacent as we’re aware of the pressures within the system and the forecast number of children coming through.

“We have a statutory duty to ensure we have sufficient school places across all schools, irrespective of whether they are academies, local authority maintained or otherwise governed. And we continue to make plans to deal with these continued pressures in the years to come.”

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