National Offer Day sees more Sutton families getting their preferred school choice

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Published Friday, 17th April 2020

Ninety-seven percent of families in Sutton who have applied for their children to attend primary school this year are being offered a place on National Offer Day at one of their preferred schools.

This year, there were 2,646 Sutton resident applications for September 2020. Of those who applied, 2,524 (95%) of children received one of their top three preferences and 2,288 (86%) were offered their first preference school on National Offer day (16 April).

The figures are an increase on last year when around 92% of children were offered a place at one of their top three preferred schools and around 83% secured a place at their first preference school.

Councillor Marian James, Chair of the People Committee at Sutton Council, said:

“We’re ambitious for our children and young people and Sutton’s strong record of ensuring places is very good news. Every child should have the opportunity to get a good education which is why I’m pleased that once again a vast majority of children in Sutton are being offered a place at one of their preferred schools.

“I’m also delighted that we are able to offer more families this year the first-choice school for their child, some of which are the best in London, and the country. I know how important this is for families and I would like to thank our whole school community for making this possible.”

Parents will receive an email or telephone call notifying them of their offer. Those who applied online can log on to their account and check and accept their place at