99% of Wiltshire families have been offered one of their three primary school preferences with 96% offered their first preference.
Most parents now apply for school places online. This accounted for 5,133 of the 5,172 applications made.
Parents and carers who have applied online will be sent an email confirming the school place offer for their child unless they have selected to receive their decision by the Parent Portal - in which case they will need to log into the Parent Portal to view the outcome.
Parents who have submitted a paper application will receive a letter confirming the outcome of their application. These will be posted on 17 April 2023.
All parents and carers have until Wednesday 3 May 2023 to confirm if they wish to accept or decline a place. Parents will need their user ID and password to do so.
Conservative Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said:
We know that families across the county will be eagerly awaiting today's news, as their child prepares to start school. I'm pleased to be sharing such high figures once again, with 96% offered their first preference. I'd like to thank our officers for their hard work to ensure we have sufficient places across the county for all our pupils.
The right to an independent appeal is open to anyone who has not received an offer at one of their preferred schools. Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary controlled or community school should visit our website for details of how to appeal.
Parents who wish to appeal for a place at a voluntary aided, foundation school or an academy should contact the school directly to lodge an appeal.
Parents who have any further general queries regarding admissions can email email@example.com or contact our customer services on 01225 713010.