D-day for primary school places

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Parents in South Holland who applied online for a reception or junior place can find out if they have been allocated the school of their choice from next week.

The vast majority of children will have been given their chosen place through the admissions system this year, despite an increase in the number of requests for the more popular schools.

Along with the rest of the country, Lincolnshire has experienced high numbers of families wanting their children to start school in September. There are over 7,700 children wanting a school place this year, the largest year group since 2009.

Offers will be available from Thursday, April 16, and parents will need to accept or decline the place by visiting the schools admissions area of the Lincolnshire County Council website. Then they can apply for transport.

It is being advised to check in plenty of time that you know your username and password – if you’ve forgotten then use the link on the page to reset them.

Steve Gamble, school admissions manager, said: “To all those parents who have applied online, it’s important you follow the links on the website to collect your offer. It is always our intention to support as many parents as possible with their preferences.”