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Lincolnshire children get first choice secondary school

More children over 11 are getting a place in their first choice secondary school in Lincolnshire due to the online admission system.

Of the 7,348 offers made in Lincolnshire to schools, 94.4% of children (6,940) were able to get their first choice.

This is an improvement on last year, when 92.8% got their first choice of secondary school.

Second preferences were down from 6% in 2011 to 4.5% (333), while third preferences were only at 0.5% — just 36 children.

Some 95% of parents applied using the online admission system, which will also allow parents to see their offers from the beginning of March.

Parents have until the end of March to lodge an appeal if they are not happy with the offered school, and receive a result before the end of term.

Those who appeal after the end of March may have to wait until the last week of term or even September before hearing a result.

Letters are currently being sent out to all parents regarding their offers, but they can log on to see their offers now at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council