CHILDREN set to start primary school in September have been allocated their places by the council.
Though the school term ended early this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the council said all parents of children living in Solihull have been offered a place at an infant or primary school for the next academic year.
The borough said 89 per cent have been offered their first preference and 98 per cent were offered one of their preference schools.
A spokeswoman for the council said: “The council received a total of 2,440 applications on time for children starting an infant or primary school in September 2020.
“In a small number of cases none of the parent’s school preferences could be met, however, they have all been offered an alternative place within the borough.”
Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, said: “Something to bring a little normality into parents’ lives is the annual ‘Schools Offer’ day for children starting infant or primary school in September.
“I am pleased that 89 per cent of parents with children living in Solihull have been offered their first preference, and 98 per cent have been offered one of their preference schools. This was from a total of 2,440 on time applications.
“A huge thank you to everyone who has enabled this important process to continue during these challenging times. I am sure this will come as a welcome relief for parents and provide them and their children with a positive outlook for the next few months.”