CHILDREN and their families across Somerset will today be finding out which primary school they will be attending from this September.

In total, 5,134 primary school applications were received this year.

98.86 per cent per cent of these children were offered one of their top three schools.

Figures from Somerset Council show:

  • 95.33 per cent (4,894) have had their first preference met;
  • 2.98 per cent (153) have had their second preference met;
  • 0.55 per cent (28) had their third preference met.

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Anyone who applied for a place online will receive their offer by email today. Those who made an application by post will receive a letter with their offer this week. 

Cllr Heather Shearer, lead member for Children, Families and Education at Somerset Council, said: “At Somerset Council, we are proud to be able to offer such a high percentage of parents and carers their preferred choice of primary school for another year running.

"We aim to provide the best possible education for all the young people in Somerset and will support these pupils through every stage of their education journey.”