Nearly 97 per cent of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their three preferred schools this September, education chiefs have announced.
Figures for primary school admissions in Hyndburn and the rest of the county show that over 88 per cent will get their first preference and nearly 8 per cent will go to schools which were their second or third preference.
The remaining three per cent have been allocated places at other schools.
Council bosses said careful planning and management of the required number of school places needed means that the vast majority of four-year-olds will be lining up in the playground of their preferred school.
Debbie Ormerod, Lancashire County Council’s School Admissions manager, said: “This is an exciting but anxious time of year for parents as they find out where their child will be starting school.”
The number of children receiving preferred places is likely to rise as appeals are heard and adjustments are made. For advice and information, parents can call 01254 220718 or 01254 220707. Everyone whose initial offer is not for their preferred school will automatically receive a form.