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East Riding primary school places to be confirmed

Ninety-five per cent of pupils applying for places at infant and primary schools in the East Riding have been awarded their first choice of school.

Parents should receive letters confirming school places in the next few days, according to the authority.

East Riding Council received 3,206 applications for places in infant and primary schools this year.

Of those, 3,123, over 97%, got places at one of the schools they named on their application forms.

However, 83 children did not get a place at any school specified as one of their three choices.

The council says that if they live in the county, they will have been awarded a place at their catchment area school or the nearest school with a place available.

Parents can appeal to an independent panel if they are unhappy with the place their child has been allocated.

The number of children starting at East Riding infant and primary schools for the first time in September will be the highest since 2003 because of an 8% rise in the county's birth rate between 2005 and 2006.

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