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More parents and carers receive first choice of primary school

Primary school places revealed

Published: 16 April 2021

National Offer Day

Parents and carers will find out this evening, on National Offer Day, which Westminster primary school their children will begin at in September.

In Westminster, 86.2% of parents/carers received their first choice of primary school, an increase of 4% from last year.

There has also been an increase in the number of children receiving a place at one of their top three preferred primary schools, rising from 93.9% to 95.7%.

Reception aged children

A Westminster City Council spokesperson said:

Choosing a school can be daunting, especially during the past year which has been so disruptive. But we’re pleased to see the majority of children are able to attend one of the preferred primary schools chosen by their parent or carer, with 86% receiving their first choice.

Children starting their education journey from September in Westminster will have access to high-quality teaching and support, and we look forward to seeing them start this autumn.

All those who applied to our excellent Westminster primary schools will be notified by email at 5pm and any offers need to be accepted or declined by 30 April.

There are a range of options for those who have yet to receive a place.

If your child was not offered their first preference, they will be retained on the waiting list for any schools listed higher than the one they were offered. Waiting list positions for any community or academy school in Westminster will be available from 12 May from the admissions team. For more information, please visit our school admissions page.

Find out more about our diverse and vibrant schools in Westminster.