Primary schools national 'offer day' for places

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Primary schools national 'offer day' for places

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Primary schools in England are to have a single, co-ordinated day for offering places, under a revised admissions code published by the government.

About 800,000 children will hear about their primary school places on the same day - 16 April - following a similar national scheme for secondary schools.

The admissions rules will also be changed to make it easier for oversubscribed schools to expand.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15537783

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I didn't realise it was different at primary level to be honest.  Hav they all just done th eir own thing before?

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I didn't realise that this wasn't already in place either.  Must be a sensible idea!

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I think it sounds sensible too.

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Seems sensible, and 'the admissions rules will also be changed to make it easier for oversubscribed schools to expand.' should be useful at times.

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There will also be flexibility over the limit of 30 pupils in infant classes to make room for twins or children of service personnel needing places outside of the usual admissions round.

There are already exceptions on infant class sizes for looked-after children and those with special needs who need to apply outside the usual admissions times.

The amount of time for parents to appeal against a decision will be extended from 10 days to 20 days.