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Primary school places - has your child got theirs?

It is a big day for thousands of children as they discover which primary school they'll be going to in September

A break down of the school figures from all our major councils.

We'll have more as we get them.

North Somerset Council:

  • 86% allocated a place at their first preference school, 6.7% their second and 2.8% their third.
  • 95.5% received one of their three preferences. (Compared to 94.9% last year.)
  • 111 students out of 2,463 applications have not been offered any of their preferences. (Compared to 118 last year.)

Bristol City Council:

  • 84% received their first school preference. (Compared to 82% last year.)
  • 95.6% received one of their three preferences. (Compared to 94% last year.)
  • On-time applications dropped slightly this year to 5,404 down from 5,461 last year.

Gloucester City Council:

  • 88% have been offered their first preference (Compared to almost 90% last year.)
  • 96% have received one of their three preferred places.

Swindon Borough Council:

  • 93% have been offered their first preference. (Compared to 92% last year.)
  • 98.1% received one of their three preferences. (Compared to 98% last year.)

Bath and North East Somerset:

  • 88% have been offered their first preference.

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Anxious wait over as primary school places released

It is a big day for thousands of children as they discover which primary school they'll be going to in September

It is a big day for thousands of children as they discover which primary school they'll be going to in September.

Offers of places were sent out this morning, with many of our West Country councils reporting that the numbers of those offered one of their top three schools were up on last year.

But we want to hear from you - did you get one of your top choices? Let us know via email, or on Facebook.

New primary schools for Bristol

Bristol is set to build up to four new primary schools and expand a further 15 as part of a new city council strategy to cope with a growing demand for places.

As part of a £31 million investment this financial year, there will also be better provision for children with special educational needs. Greater integration with mainstream schools is planned as well as closer ties with local communities.

Our Education Correspondent Richard Payne reports:

Four new primary schools to be built in Bristol to cope with growing demand

Bristol city council is committing to improving provision for children with special education needs, like autism. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Plans have been revealed today [Wednesday] to build up to four new primary schools in Bristol to cope with growing demand.

The city council is also committing to improving provision for children with special education needs, like autism.

Greater integration with manistream schools is planned as part of a £31m investment this financial year.

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Parents in Weston-Super-Mare facing admissions crisis

A group of parents from Weston-Super-Mare are vowing to fight their local authority over the choice of primary school given to their children. Some have been offered alternatives more than two miles away when they live next door to their preferred school.

Tamsyn Williams chose the three schools closest to where she lives and didn't get any of them.