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What if I don’t get my first choice of Primary School?

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If you don't get your first choice for primary school in the UK, don't worry, as there are still options available to you.

Firstly, you will be offered a place at another school that still has places available. This may be your second or third choice school, or another school that is near your home.

If you are not happy with the school you have been offered, you can appeal the decision. The appeals process is free and independent, and it gives you the opportunity to explain why you think your child should attend your preferred school. However, it's important to remember that appealing does not guarantee that you will be offered a place at your preferred school.

If you decide to appeal, you will need to contact the local authority to find out the process for making an appeal. The deadline for appealing will be included in the notification letter you receive about the school place your child has been allocated.

You may also choose to join the waiting list for your preferred school. If a place becomes available, your child will be offered it before any children who are not on the waiting list.

Overall, while it can be disappointing not to get your first choice for primary school, there are still options available to you, and you can take steps to try and secure a place at your preferred school.



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