A council has said that parents in Lichfield and Burntwood will be “pleased” after 93 per cent of children across Staffordshire were given their first choice primary school.

Families will find out which school they have been allocated in the coming days, but Staffordshire County Council has confirmed that of 8,694 applicants, just over 97 per cent will be given one of their first three choices of school.

County Councillor Liz Staples, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:

“A huge percentage of parents in Staffordshire have got their first preference. Ninety-three per cent is a really high figure and a large number of parents now have very good reason to be pleased, as their child starts their school life in a Staffordshire school.”

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