Secondary school offers online today

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Parents who have applied online for their child to start at secondary school in September can collect their offer from today (Monday, March 2).

The county council will post offer letters to parents using a paper form on the same day.

The council advises parents to accept the place offered even if the school was not one of their preferences, as this makes sure that their child will have a school place for September.

Once parents have accepted a school place they can apply for transport.

In some cases parents may not have received an offer at one of their preferred schools and might want to appeal against this.

Parents who have applied online and need to appeal to an independent school admission appeals panel can usually do this online.

Parents who have applied online, can go to the council’s website to collect their offer up until 16 March via www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

The vast majority of children starting at secondary school will receive an offer of a place at their parents’ first preference school this year, the council says.

There are more than 7,500 children wanting a secondary school place in Lincolnshire this year with 93 per cent receiving their first preference school, it adds.