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More than 90% of Nantwich parents have been offered their first choice of secondary school, says Cheshire East Council.

Parents across the borough have received offers of secondary school places from Cheshire East Council this week for children starting in September 2021.

The council has worked with local schools to offer preference places to 98% of Cheshire East residents (an increase from 97 per cent in 2020) .

And 92% were offered their first preference of secondary school, compared to 91.6% in 2020.

CEC says these figures are expected to improve before pupils start in September as some parents will decline places as circumstances change and places become available.

Parents who have not received a place at their first preference school and would prefer an alternative school, have the right to submit an appeal and/or go on the waiting list for another school(s).

The number of applications for school places in Cheshire East continues to increase.

In 2021, the total number of applications was 4,621 with 470 applications received from families living outside the borough.

Cllr Kathryn Flavell, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for children and families, said: “I appreciate that school offer day is a big day for parents and carers.

“We have an excellent track record in seeing pupils getting their choice of secondary school in Cheshire East, and I’d like to thank all the teams and schools involved in meeting this week’s milestone in the education calendar.

“We continue to work hard with schools, to ensure there are sufficient places for our children and have a plan to create additional places to accommodate the growing number of families who choose to live, work and learn in Cheshire East.

“The last 12 months have been challenging for children and their families and I wish all the year seven students the very best start in their chosen secondary school in September.”

Families of children starting primary school in September 2021 will receive their school offer place on April 16, 2021.

For further advice, parents can visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schooladmissions, the website of their preferred school, e-mail [email protected] or call 0300 123 5012.

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