Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Apology over Southampton primary school admissions error

Parents have received an apology after a council error led to children being allocated the wrong school places.

Southampton City Council said a "technical issue" in the admissions process had affected a number of reception class places in the city's schools.

The authority said corrected letters were being sent out.

It has apologised for causing "any inconvenience or uncertainty" to parents.

A council spokesman said: "The information that Southampton City Council sent to Hampshire County Council to enable the county to make offers to parents did not transfer.

"As a result, some parents received letters with the incorrect information."

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