The vast majority of children due to start primary school in September have today (16 April) been offered a place at their first choice school.

This year Swindon Borough Council’s School Admissions team have been able to offer 95 per cent of pupils in Swindon their first choice primary school, while 99 per cent will attend one of their top three preferences.

The number of applicants who received their first choice placement remains consistent with the previous years’ results.

Parents will start to receive emails today confirming where their child has been placed, providing they applied by the national deadline in January.

The School Admissions team received 2,736 applications on time this year.

Councillor Russell Holland, Deputy Leader of Swindon Borough Council and Cabinet Member responsible for Education, said: “Our School Admissions team have worked really hard to ensure that as many children as possible get placed in their first choice primary school.

“This is no easy task, and takes a considerable amount of planning to ensure we have the right number of school places in the areas of Swindon that need them.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the team for all their hard work and hope that we can continue to get really good results for parents and pupils across the Borough.”

If parents have any queries regarding primary school places for this September, they should contact School Admissions at or the school directly.