FAMILIES across the Bradford district have been finding out which primary school their children will attend in September.

Bradford Council said it was able to offer 99 per cent of applicants a place at one of their top three preferred primary schools.

A total of 6,732 applications were received from parents and carers with children ready to start in reception class this autumn.

The Council said 94 per cent were offered a place at the school they listed as their top preferred school.

The figures were released as part of National Offer Day on April 16, 2024.

Families were able to log into their online account from midnight to discover which school they had been allocated. 

Parents and carers who had applied online were also sent emails from 8.30am to confirm the outcome of their application and provide additional information.

Parents and carers who did not apply online have been sent letters directly to their home address by first class post. 

Any parent or carer who applied online but indicated that they did not wish to receive an email is also being sent a letter. 

Parents and carers who are expecting letters are asked not to contact the admissions team before April 22 to allow time for their letters to arrive. 

Allocations will not be disclosed over the phone.

Marium Haque, strategic director for children’s services at Bradford Council, said: “Starting primary school for the first time is a major milestone for every child.

"We appreciate that some families may not have received the news they wanted. Our admissions team is ready to help with any queries.”